Teenager killed in Killarney road crash named locally

Teenager Killed In Killarney Road Crash Named Locally Teenager Killed In Killarney Road Crash Named Locally
Thomas Healy (14) was killed in a road crash in Killarney
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Updated: 10pm

A teenager who was killed in a road crash in Killarney, Co Kerry has been named locally.

Thomas Healy (14) was driving when the incident occurred shortly after 1am on Wednesday.

A second teenage boy was a passenger in the car and was taken to University Hospital Kerry for treatment where his condition has been described as serious.

The single-vehicle collision took place on the Ross Road on the outskirts of Killarney. It is understood the teenager lost control of the car and struck a tree. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The Irish Times reports he is the youngest child of Gerard and Julia Healy, who live in the Gap of Dunloe area.

Kerry TD Danny Healy-Rae, a relative of the family, told the Irish Examiner: "I am devastated for the lad and his poor family."


"He was a lovely boy and he comes from a lovely family. I know his parents very well and the lad's grandparents," he added.

Thomas' death notice on Rip.ie states his funeral is due to be held on Saturday morning at St Mary's Church, Beaufort, followed by burial in Churchtown Cemetery.

The scene of the crash remained closed on Wednesday morning to allow for a technical examination.

Gardaí said the vehicle was subject to interaction with officers prior to the collision, and the matter has been referred to Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission (Gsoc).

It was the second fatal crash on Kerry roads overnight.

At about 8pm on Tuesday, gardaí and emergency services attended a collision at Listry Bridge involving a motorcycle and a car.

The motorcyclist, a man in his 30s, was removed from the scene by ambulance to University Hospital Kerry where he later died.

Roads remain closed, and traffic diversions are in place.

Gardaí in Killarney are appealing for witnesses to both incidents.

As off this Wednesday, there has been 59 Deaths on our roads in 2021 which is 13 less than this time last year.

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