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13-year-old boy killed after tractor he was driving overturned in Mayo named locally

The boy was treated at the scene at Scarduane last night but died in hospital this morning.

LAST UPDATE | 22 May 2023

A 13-YEAR-OLD boy who died after the tractor he was driving overturned on a local road in Co Mayo last night has been named locally as Kyle Pilbrow.

The young teenager was treated at the scene before being removed to Galway University Hospital. He was later transferred to Temple Street Hospital in Dublin, where he passed away earlier today.

Gardaí are now appealing for witnesses to the single-vehicle crash which happened on the L1610 at Scarduane near Claremorris shortly after 8.15pm yesterday.

Gardaí confirmed that Kyle was the driver and sole occupant of the tractor.

Richard Finn, independent Claremorris councillor, said the entire community was devastated upon hearing what happened to the boy.

“They were in complete shock on hearing of the accident,” he told Morning Ireland on RTÉ Radio One.

“The family is a very prominent family in the area and naturally enough our hearts go out to the parents, the siblings and naturally enough to his school friends also, whom he met every day,” Finn said.

“The only thing I can say is that our sincere sympathy go to the close families, extended families, neighbours and all friends.”

A technical examination of the scene was conducted by forensic investigators. The road at the crash site has since fully reopened to traffic.

Anyone with any information about the incident is asked to contact Claremorris Garda Station on (094) 937 2080, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any Garda station.

Additional reporting by Eoghan Dalton

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