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Young toddler dies after being struck by jeep

Young toddler dies after being struck by jeep
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A baby boy has died after being struck by a Jeep in Co Roscommon.

The child was just under two years old.

This crash happened shortly after 9 o'clock this morning.

A Jeep collided with the baby boy near Ballingare.

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He was treated at the scene, but was later pronounced dead.

His body was then taken to the mortuary at University Hospital Galway, where a post-mortem examination will take place.

No one else was injured in the incident.

A technical examination of the scene by forensic collision investigators has since been completed and a family liaison officer has been appointed to support the family at this time.

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GardaΓ­ are appealing for witnesses to come forward and any road users with video footage (including dash cam) is asked to make this available to them.

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