Teenager (19) dies following road collision in Mayo

Teenager (19) dies following road collision in Mayo

A 21-year-old man was also injured in the incident.


A 19-year-old man has died following a road traffic collision in Mayo on Thursday night (24 September).


Shortly before 11pm, Gardaí received a report of a serious collision on the N60 Ballyhaunis to Ballinlough Road in the Cloonafarna area, close to the Roscommon border.


The collision involved a car which was travelling towards Ballinlough along the N60. One man (19) was pronounced dead at the scene and another male (21) was transferred to Mayo University Hospital by ambulance. His injuries are not believed to be serious.


The scene was attended by Gardaí, Fire Service and Ambulance Service personnel. The road is currently closed with diversions through Cloonfad from the Ballyhaunis side and also from Ballinlough. It is expected to remain closed throughout Friday morning while a forensic collision investigation is conducted.

The circumstances of the fatal road traffic collision are being investigated by Gardaí from Claremorris, who are appealing for witnesses to the incident.

Specifically, Gardaí are appealing to anyone who travelled along the N60 between 10.30pm and 11.15pm on Thursday night to check for video footage (including dashcam) and make it available to them.


Anyone with information is asked to contact Gardaí in Claremorris on 094 9372080 or the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111.