Thursday 29 September 2016

Garda investigate 'link' between M1 fatal crash and discovery of woman's body in house

Elaine Keogh

Published 27/07/2015 | 18:03

27.7.2015. Pictured is the house where Gardai have discovered the body of a woman with serious head injuries. Picture Ciara Wilkinson.
27.7.2015. Pictured is the house where Gardai have discovered the body of a woman with serious head injuries. Picture Ciara Wilkinson.

Gardai have discovered the body of a woman with serious head injuries in a house in county Louth.

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The body was discovered by a family member this afternoon near Rathmore, Hackballscross, Co Louth.

27/7/15 Gardai investigate a fatal car crash near Castlebellingham on the M1 Northbound. Picture:Arthur Carron
27/7/15 Gardai investigate a fatal car crash near Castlebellingham on the M1 Northbound. Picture:Arthur Carron
27/7/15 Gardai investigate a fatal car crash near Castlebellingham on the M1 Northbound. Picture:Arthur Carron
27/7/15 Gardai investigate the discovery of a body of a woman in her sixties at a house in Rathmore, Hackballscross near Dundalk. Picture:Arthur Carron
27/7/15 Gardai investigate the discovery of a body of a woman in her sixties at a house in Rathmore, Hackballscross near Dundalk. Picture:Arthur Carron

The house has been sealed off and the services of the State Pathologist have been requested.

Gardai are investigating the full circumstances leading up to the woman’s death and whether it is connected to  a fatal accident on the M1 in Louth earlier this afternoon.

The Garda Press Office confirmed that one man died when his car collided with two other vehicles.

The victim has been named locally as Jim Quigley.

It is understood the deceased was driving the wrong way up the northbound lane when the collision occurred.

Three other people have been brought to hospital. They were passengers in a second car that is not connected to the incident.

Gardai say the motorway will remain closed for sometime.

It's understood gardai called out to the address that was registered to the car of the deceased man to inform next of kin of his death.

When they arrived at the address, they became aware of the woman's body.

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