Gardai investigate fatal road traffic accident in Offaly

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Gardaí in Birr are investigating a road traffic collision in which a woman in her early 60s was fatally injured.

The crash occurred at approximately 11:20am this morning on the N52 Kilcormac to Tullamore road just outside Kilcormac, when a car collided with a transport lorry.

The driver of the lorry was uninjured in the collision. The driver and passenger of the car, both women in their 60s, were transferred to Midlands Regional Hospital, Tullamore for treatment.

The passenger of the car is receiving treatment and her injuries are not thought to be life threatening.

The driver of the car was pronounced dead at Midlands Regional Hospital, Tullamore. The road was closed for a time to facilitate a forensic collision investigation but has since reopened.
Witnesses to the collision or anyone with any information is asked to contact Birr Garda station on 057-9169710, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800-666-111, or any Garda station.