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24/09/2021

Teenager killed in car accident on Mount Leinster named as Eamon Kavanagh from Myshall

Four other teenagers injured after car crash in Carlow over the weekend

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Gardaí in Carlow are investigating a single vehicle fatal road traffic collision

The 16-year-old driver killed in a car accident on Mount Leinster over the weekend has been named locally as Eamon Kavanagh from Myshall.

Gardaí in Carlow are investigating a single vehicle fatal road traffic collision that occurred near "The Nine Stones" Mount Leinster, Borris at approximately 5am on Sunday morning. 
   
Eamon was fatally injured when the car he was driving struck a wall. He was pronounced dead at the scene and his body was taken to Waterford Hospital.

The four other male occupants of the car, all late teens, were taken to St Luke's Hospital and Waterford University Hospital, one believed to be in a serious condition.

The teenager, Eamon, was the son of James and Jennifer Kavanagh, who appeared in Carlow Circuit Court last week on animal cruelty charges.

James Kavanagh (48) was given a three-year prison term on Friday after pleading guilty to 30 counts of causing or allowing animal cruelty on his property at Raheenleigh, Myshall in April 2015.

His wife was given a 12-month suspended sentence after she admitted 30 counts of permitting animal cruelty on the property.

Meanwhile, the road where the accident took place was closed to facilitate an examination by Garda Forensic Collision Investigators.

Gardaí wish to appeal for witnesses to contact Carlow Garda Station on 059 9136620, The Garda Confidential Telephone Line 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station.

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