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20-year-old backseat passenger killed in Kildare crash

The two other occupants of the car were seriously injured.

Image: The Newbridge-Milltown Road - Google Streetview

GARDAÍ IN NEWBRIDGE are investigating after a 20-year-old man was killed in a single car crash close to the Co Kildare town.

It happened at around 7pm last night at Hawkfield, on the Newbridge to Milltown road. The car left the road and hit a tree.

The young man was a backseat passenger in the vehicle.

The two other occupants of the car – both men aged in their 20s – received serious but non life-threatening injuries.

All three were taken to Naas General Hospital where the 20-year-old was pronounced dead.

A section of the road is closed this morning as forensic tests continue.

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Any witnesses are being asked to contact Newbridge Garda Station on 045 440180, the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666111 or any Garda Station.

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