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Two teenagers lay dead in car for hours after road crash

The crash occurred overnight on Friday in Killarney, Co Kerry, with the bodies of the youths discovered at midday on Saturday.

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A ROAD CRASH overnight on Friday saw two teenagers lying dead in a concealed car for half a day before being discovered.

The two young men killed in the accident were Anthony Battles, aged 17, and Dillon McCarthy, aged 16.

They were discovered at around 12 midday by a passing motorist.

The car was hidden beneath an embankment, partially covered by trees and not clearly visible from the road.

At the time they were driving a 2006 Toyota Avensis believed to have belonged to Battles.

Where the crash happened, along the N22 Cork to Killarney Road, has been the scene of a number of other incidents.

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Following the incident, the bodies of the two were moved to Kerry General Hopsital in Tralee for post-mortem examination.

The crash was thought to have occurred sometime after 3am on the morning of 1 November.

Both teenagers were members of the settled Traveller community in Kerry. 

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