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Twin girl (3) killed, brother injured in horror smash

NewsBy David Raleigh
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A three-year old girl has died after sustaining catastrophic injuries in a horrific motorway crash.

The incident occurred on the M20 near Patrickswell, Co Limerick at around 5pm on Saturday evening.

The girl's twin brother who was also traveling in the car, was taken by ambulance from the scene to University Hospital Limerick, where his condition is believed to be stable.

The boy is said to have sustained "minor head and facial injuries".

The twins' mother, who was driving the car, is understood to have swerved to avoid another vehicle, travelling in the opposite direction of the motorway.

This car ended up crashing into the steel pole barriers separating the northbound and southbound lanes of the motorway.

The car carrying the two children and their parents "went into a barrel role" according to sources at the scene before coming to a rest on its roof.

Emergency first responders performed CPR on the toddler in their best efforts to save her, however she was pronounced dead at UHL on Saturday night.

The deceased girl's parents and brother are being treated in hospital for minor injuries and shock.

No one else was seriously injured in the incident.