The 14-year-old boy who was killed when the car he was driving crashed in Co Donegal, has been named as Jamie Doherty from Moville.

Jamie was killed yesterday evening when he lost control of the car on a minor road at Tullyally near Moville on the Inishowen Peninsula. 

He was the only occupant of the car.

The crash happened between 5pm and 6pm yesterday evening.

It is understood he had been driving a relative's car near to their home when he lost control of it and crashed into the side of the road.

The car involved in the crash has been removed from the scene

Jamie, who had just finished second year in secondary school, was the eldest of three children.

Gardaí at Buncrana are investigating and a forensic examination of the scene is taking place.

His body has been removed to Letterkenny University Hospital.


The school in Moville where Jamie was a pupil has issued a statement expressing sadness at his death and offering support to his friends and their families.

Published on the website of Moville Community College, it says: "It is with deep regret and sadness that we learned of the death of Jamie Doherty, a 2nd Year student in Moville Community College.

"As a school community we would like to reach out to all who are affected by Jamie's death. The school (Upper Building) will be open tonight (Saturday 9th June) from 7 - 9 pm. 

"All students and their families are welcome to attend. We seek to support Jamie's friends and their families who are bereaved at this time. May Jamie Rest In Peace."