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Tuesday 24 April 2018

Woman (36) dies in single vehicle crash

Ralph Riegel

Ralph Riegel

A YOUNG woman has died in a single vehicle accident in west Cork.

The accident occurred sometime before 8am on the Skibbereen to Drinagh Road.

The woman, who is in her early 30s, was pronounced dead at the scene before she could be transferred to Cork University Hospital (CUH).

She is believed to have been the only occupant of the vehicle.

The woman is from the area and is understood to have been on her way to work when the tragedy occurred.

The alarm was raised by another motorist who came upon the accident scene.

Road conditions at the time were described as treacherous due to ice and frost.

The road remains closed while Garda accident scene inspections complete their work.

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