Tuesday 17 October 2017

Man and woman killed after car leaves road and strikes ditch

Gardai are investigating the incident
Gardai are investigating the incident
Denise Calnan

Denise Calnan

A man in his thirties and a woman in her forties were killed when the car which in they were travelling in left the road and struck a ditch just after midnight last night.

The incident occurred at Ballinahina, Whites Cross, Cork at approximately 12.30am.

The pair were pronounced dead at the scene.

Their bodies have since been removed to Cork University Hospital where post-mortem examinations will be carried out.

The road remains closed to facilitate Garda Forensic Collision Investigators and local traffic diversions are in place.

Meanwhile, Gardai in Mayfield, Cork are appealing for witnesses following the fatal collision.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Mayfield Garda Station on 021- 4558510 or the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111.

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