28/02/2011

Two Dead In Separate Crashes

A man and woman have both died in separate road traffic collisions over the weekend.

In the first of the two incidents, a male driver died in Corascashel, Dowra, Co Cavan approximately 2.5miles outside Dowra on the Dowra to Glangevlin Road.

He was pronounced dead at the scene, and was the only occupant of the car. He was removed to Navan Hospital where a post mortem was expected to take place on Monday.

Gardaí in Ballyconnell, County Cavan said they are investigating the crash, which occurred between 1.30am and 9.30am on Sunday.

The scene of the collision is closed at present to facilitate a forensic collision investigation. The road is likely to be opened later on Monday evening. Diversions are in place.

Any witnesses to this collision are asked to contact Gardaí at Ballyconnel on 049 9525580 or any Garda Staion.

Meahwhile, Gardaí in Newcastle West, County Limerick are investigating a fatal road traffic collision that occurred at 8pm on Sunday night, at Mountplummer, Broadford, Co Limerick - the location is just outside Broadford village on the Broadford to Ashford Rd.

The collision involved a 4x4 and a pedestrian. The female pedestrian (60yrs) was pronounced dead at the scene. She was removed Limerick Regional Hospital where a post mortem will take place later today the 28th Feb 2011.

The scene of the collision was closed to facilitate a forensic collision investigation and it re-opened later last night.

Any witnesses to this collision are asked to contact Gardaí at Newcastle West on 069 20650 or any Garda Staion.

(DW)

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