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Tributes paid to teen following death in Dublin crash

The three-vehicle collision happened last night on the Finglas Road, Glasnevin.

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UPDATED: 20.00

TRIBUTES HAVE BEEN paid to the teenager who lost his life following a collision between two motorcycles and a car-vehicle in Dubin last night. 

19-year-old Calvin Gilchrist died after he collided with the other vehicles while on his motorcycle at 10.15pm Saturday on the Finglas Road in Glasnevin.

He was pronounced dead at the Mater Hospital and a post-mortem is due to be carried out. 

Another teenage male was also brought to the hospital with serious injuries, but these are believed to be non-life threatening. 

The driver of the car is understood to be uninjured.

Gilchrist’s club Belvedere FC posted in memory of the teenager, who is from the East Wall area.

“More heartbreaking news as the club have also heard of the tragic passing of another former player Calvin Gilchrist,” the club said in its Facebook post.

“Calvin also from East Wall played for the club from a young age where he graduated from the Belvo Academy right up to U14s. A lovely lad and talented footballer, the entire club pass on their deepest condolences to Calvin’s family & friends.”

Garda forensic collision investigators completed an examination of the scene and are now appealing to anyone who may have witnessed this collision to come forward.

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“Any road users who were travelling on the Finglas Road on Saturday 31st July between 10.10pm and 10.25p.m and who may have camera footage (including dash cam) is asked to make it available to gardaí,” a garda spokesperson said.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Mountjoy Garda Station on 01 666 8600, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111, or any garda station.

Additional reporting by Eoghan Dalton

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