Five-month-old baby killed in Athlone crash

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A five-month-old baby boy has been killed in a road accident on the Athlone bypass in Co Westmeath this afternoon.

A three-year-old girl was also injured in the crash.

The infant who died was sitting in a baby seat in the back of the car driven by his parents who are from the Ballinasloe area.

The male driver and the female front passenger, both in their late 20s, were uninjured in the collision.

The crash happened at around 2pm when the car veered off the road onto the hard shoulder and struck the crash barrier along the road.

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