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Wednesday 26 June 2019

Woman dies and two children injured as car crashes into ditch

Amy Gill: ‘Caring and gentle’
Amy Gill: ‘Caring and gentle’

Rachel Farrell and David Raleigh

A woman has died and two children were injured after their car veered off a road and crashed into a ditch in Co Limerick.

The single-vehicle accident occurred at 3.30pm yesterday at Upper Sunville, Ardpatrick, Kilmallock.

The victim's car "veered off the road and mounted a ditch", a Garda spokeswoman said.

Two female passengers, aged 16 and seven, "received minor injuries and were taken to University Hospital Limerick for examination", she added.

The victim was in her 60s and passed away at the scene. No other vehicle was involved.

Kilmallock gardaí are investigating the crash.

Separately, a young Irish woman who was killed in a car crash in Australia has been described as an "angel" by friends and family.

Amy Gill (23), from Co Mayo, was fatally injured in the two-car collision on Thursday in Melbourne. The Kiltimagh native had moved to Melbourne last month and had started working on a farm.

Amy's friend Nicole Williams told the Irish Independent: "Amy was the nicest, caring and genuine person. She had such a pure and gentle soul.

"Our hearts were broken when she told us her plans to move to Australia, and even more so when we heard she had been taken so tragically."

Meanwhile, a man in his 50s was killed when his van crashed into a truck at ­Ballymackesy, Co Wexford, at 7.25am yesterday.

Irish Independent

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