Thursday 18 January 2018

Nun (80) is killed in Cork collision between car and lorry

AN 80-YEAR-OLD nun was killed in a road traffic accident in Cork yesterday.

She was named as Sr Mairead Murphy from Kilkenny.

The collision occurred between a lorry and a car at approximately 15.20 hrs at Clounties, on the Dunmanway to Bantry Road.

Sr Mairead was the sole occupant of the car and was pronounced dead at the scene.

The male driver of the lorry was removed to Cork University Hospital with minor injuries, his passenger was uninjured.

Gardai are seeking witnesses to contact Clonakilty Garda Station 023-8821570, or the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111.

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