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Thursday 2 October 2014

Young girl (8) killed in two car crash in west Cork

Sam Griffin

Published 26/06/2014 | 18:23

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The scene of a fatal road traffic collision which occurred at Owenahincha Cross, Rosscarbery Co Cork on Thursday. Photo: Provision

An eight year old girl has died and another person is seriously injured following a two-car collision in west Cork.

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The incident occurred at Owenahincha Cross, Rosscarbery near Clonkilty in Co. Cork at around 3pm.

The child’s body has been removed to Cork University Hospital.

A second female passenger (early 30s) has also been removed to Cork University Hospital with critical injuries and is receiving treatment.

The driver of the car and three other passengers received minor injuries.

The driver and sole occupant of the other car, aged 17 years, is being treated for minor injuries.

The road remains closed off as gardai and forensic collision investigators examine the scene. Diversions are now in place.

Gardai are appealing to any persons who may have been in the area to contact Clonakilty Garda Station on 023 - 8821570 the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any Garda station.

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