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Boy seriously injured in crash which took mother's life dies in hospital

Daniel O’Keeffe, 8, passed away at Temple Street Children’s Hospital this afternoon.

Leggagh in Meath.
Leggagh in Meath.

AN EIGHT-YEAR-old boy has passed away in hospital nearly two weeks after being involved in a car crash.

Daniel O’Keeffe was in the car with his mother Emma when the crash happened along the Nobber to Kilberry road in Meath.

Mrs O’Keeffe died of her injuries a day after the crash. Daniel was brought to Temple Street Children’s Hospital. He passed away this afternoon.

A garda spokesman confirmed this evening that the child had died from his injuries.

Local Sinn Féin councillor Michael Gallagher told TheJournal.ie the community is “in a state of shock”.

“People have huge sympathy towards the woman’s family. It’s such a tragedy, a terrible thing to happen to a family,” he said.

Witness appeal 

The driver of the truck was uninjured.

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The road was closed to allow a forensic collision examination, but has since reopened.

Gardaí in Navan are appealing for witnesses to contact them on 046 9036100, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any garda station.

With reporting by Cormac Fitzgerald

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