A teenager has died following a road traffic collision involving a tractor in Offaly.

The incident occurred on Thursday night, 5 May.

Gardaí and emergency services attended the scene of the collision at Clonmore, Rhode.

“Gardaí and emergency services were alerted shortly after 11pm, after a tractor left the road and entered a deep drain at Black Castle Bog, Clonmore.

“The driver of the tractor, a male aged in his teens, was fatally injured. He was removed from the scene to Tullamore Hospital,” gardaí said.

The road is currently closed at the scene for examination by garda forensic collision investigators and the local coroner has been notified.


Gardaí are appealing for witnesses to come forward and any road users with video footage, including dash cam, are asked to make this available to them.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Tullamore Garda Station 057 932 7600 or the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111.