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Elderly woman killed in collision, man (20s) airlifted to hospital

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An elderly woman has died after a fatal collision which left a young man is 20s hospitalised with serious injuries.

Gardaí in Killarney, Co Kerry are investigating the  fatal road traffic collision which occurred this afternoon at approximately 2.25pm.

The woman (aged in her 70s) was the driver and only occupant of one the cars involved in crash, while the injured man was the only occupant of the other.

He was airlifted to University Hospital Limerick with serious injuries. 

The N72, Killarney to Mallow Road. was closed to facilitate a Garda Forensic Collision Investigation but has since reopened.

Witnesses are asked to contact Killarney on 064 71160, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800-666-111 or any Garda Station.

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