Elderly woman killed in crash
AN elderly woman died after losing control of her car.
The woman, in her 80s, was driving along Windygap Road, Stradbally, Co Laois, at around 11.30am yesterday when the incident occurred.
The vehicle hit a ditch and overturned, fatally injuring the woman. She was taken to the Midlands Regional Hospital in Portlaoise where she was pronounced dead on arrival. The woman was alone in the car and no other vehicle was involved.
Gardai have appealed for witnesses to contact Portlaoise garda station on 057 8674100 or the garda confidential line (1800 666 111).