Two young teenagers killed in crash near Headford

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Two young teenagers, a boy and girl, have died following a single vehicle crash in the Headford area of Galway on Monday morning.

Gardaí are currently at the scene of a fatal single vehicle road traffic collision that occurred at approximately 5:45am this morning.

The crash happened on the L6127 at Glennagarraun in the Ballyfruit area of Headford.

In a statement to Galway Daily, Gardaí said that there were four occupants of the vehicle, two boys and two girls, all of whom were young teenagers.

One boy was pronounced dead at the scene, while the other three were taken to University Hospital Galway.

A girl has since been pronounced dead at the hospital, while the other two remain being treated for their injuries.

The L6127 at Glennagarraun, Ballyfruit in Headford is currently closed to allow a technical examination to take place. Local diversions are in place.

Gardaí are engaging with the families of all involved and Garda Family Liaison Officers (FLOs) will formally be appointed.

An Garda Síochána are appealing for any witnesses to this collision to come forward.

Any road users who may have camera footage and were travelling on the L6127 at Glennagarraun, Ballyfruit in Headford between 5:30am and 6am are asked to make this footage available.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Tuam Garda Station on 093 70840, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111, or any Garda Station.