REPORTS: Offaly student (18) tragically killed in road crash outside Athlone IT

The teenager was killed after being knocked down outside the college

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REPORTS: Offaly student (18) tragically killed in road crash outside Athlone IT

The Offaly Express understands that the victim of a road collision outside Athlone Institute of Technology on Tuesday morning was an 18-year-old man from Offaly. 

Gardaí in Athlone are investigating a fatal road traffic collision which occurred at Bonavalley, Athlone at approximately 9.20am this morning, Tuesday, September 11.

The 18-year-old male pedestrian, who is reported to have started his second year at Athlone IT this month, was fatally injured when he was struck by a car outside Athlone IT.

The young man was taken to Midland Regional Hospital, Tullamore but was pronounced dead a short time later. The driver of the car was uninjured. 

The Old Dublin road is closed to facilitate an examination by Garda Forensic Collision Investigators.

Gardaí wish to appeal for witnesses to contact Athlone Garda Station on 090 6492600, The Garda Confidential Telephone Line 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station