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A garda checkpoint. File picture

A garda checkpoint. File picture

A garda checkpoint. File picture

A WOMAN has been killed in a four-car collision in Carlow.

The incident happened at at Knockloe, Tullow at approximately 6.10pm last night.

A 61-year-old female passenger in one of the cars was seriously injured, and was pronounced dead at the scene. 

"She was removed to Waterford Regional Hospital where a post mortem is expected to be carried out later today," a garda spokesman said.

The male driver (71) of that car was also injured and was taken to St Luke's hospital for treatment. The male driver(45) of a second car was also was taken to St Luke's hospital for treatment. The drivers - a man (29) and a woman (28) - of the other two cars were uninjured. They were the sole occupants of their cars.

The R725 Tullow to Shilleagh road was closed to facilitate a forensic collision examination and has since re-opened.

Witnesses to the collision are asked to contact Baltinglass Garda station on 059 6482610, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any Garda station.

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