Teenager dies after being hit by car in Buncrana

Road remains sealed off at Cockhill

The Cockhill Road remains closed this morning as Gardai continue to investigate the cause of a fatal road traffic incident in Buncrana last night in which a 13-year-old boy was killed.

Just after 10.30pm on Thursday, the teenager and his father were struck by a vehicle close to Cockhill Bridge.

The 13-year-old was pronounced dead at the scene while his father is being treated for injuries.

The area is sealed off as Garda forensics search for clues.

The road from Carn to Buncrana is  diverted at Clonbeg, while the route from Buncrana to Carn is diverted over Westbrook Bridge. The road from Illies into Buncrana is rerouted at Kinnego Cross.

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