04/08/2009

Woman Killed After Collision With Truck

A driver has been killed after her car was in collision with an articulated truck.

Gardaí are investigating the fatal road traffic collision on the N24 about 2km from Kilsheelan in Coounty Tipperary, at about 9.50pm yesterday.

The woman, who is in her 20s, was killed when the car she was driving was in collision with an articulated truck. She was alone in the car and was pronounced dead at the scene. Her body was taken to Waterford Regional Hospital where a post mortem examination will be carried our today. The driver of the truck was not injured.

The road at the scene of the crash is expected to remain closed overnight and diversions will be in place. The road will be closed between Kilsheelan village and the Merck Sharp and Dohme.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Clonmel Garda Station on 052 61 77640.

The news of the young woman's death coincides with the death of two other women in their 20s over the weekend in separate incidents.

A 23-year-old female was fatally injured when she lost control of the car she was driving on Monday morning on the M51 at Curleyland, Athboy, Co Meath.

Meanwhile, in an earlier incident, a 25-year-old woman was pronounced dead at the scene of a fatal road traffic collision near Athenry, Co.Galway after a single car crash on the Athenry to Galway road at 11.15pm on Saturday.

(DW/BMcC)

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