Wednesday 23 May 2018

Woman in her twenties killed in motorway crash as Ireland's road death toll reaches 124

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Denise Calnan

Denise Calnan

A young woman has died and two other women have been rushed to hospital following a fatal crash on Monday afternoon.

The accident takes the road death toll for the year to 124 and comes after a man in his sixties was killed on Ireland's roads on Monday morning and a 92-year-old woman died following a collision involving a car on Sunday morning.

Garda attended the scene of the crash on the northbound lane of the M8 between Junction 9 and 10 in Tipperary shortly after the incident at 12.25pm.

The crash occurred when a truck collided with a car that had three females on board.

The woman in her mid-twenties was pronounced dead at the scene, while the other two women, aged in their early fifties and mid fifties, were brought to University of Hospital and South Tipperary General Hospital, Clonmel.

The driver of the truck was uninjured in the incident.

The M8 northbound between junction 9 & 10 is restricted to one lane at the moment.

Earlier this morning, a motorist in his early 60s has been killed in a road accident.

The man died when the car he was driving crashed about five miles from Dundalk, Co Louth on the Castleblaney road at about 7am.

Gardai appealed for witnesses to all incidents.

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