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Teenager arrested over fatal Wexford crash last month

Car struck a wall before entering the water on the night of 15 June. Two of the three teenage occupants managed to swim to safety.

File Google Maps image of Courtown Harbour in Co Wexford.
File Google Maps image of Courtown Harbour in Co Wexford.
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A MALE IN HIS late teens has been arrested by gardaí investigating a fatal single vehicle crash in Ballinatray, Courtown, Co Wexford last month.

At around 10.30pm on 15 June, a car collided with a wall before entering the water at Courtown Harbour.

Two of the car’s three male teenage occupants managed to swim to the shore, but the third, aged 19, was later taken from the water by the Coast Guard and emergency services. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Gardaí arrested a teenager in connection with the incident in the Wexford area this morning. He is being held at Gorey Garda Station under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act 1984.

Gardaí are renewing their appeal for witnesses to the crash to come forward. They would like to speak to anyone who was in the Ballinatray area between 10pm and 11pm on 15 June, particularly if they were around Seamount.

Gardaí at Gorey Garda Station can be reached on 053 9430690. The Garda Confidential Line is 1800 666 111.

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