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Horror smash Woman (80s) killed and three hospitalised after head-on crash in Co Kerry

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University Hospital Kerry

University Hospital Kerry

University Hospital Kerry

A woman in her 80s has died and three others were hospitalised following a two-car crash in Kerry this evening.

Around 4.15pm, Gardaí and emergency services were alerted to the head-on collision involving two vehicles on the N22 road at Dunrine near Lawlor’s Cross.

A passenger aged in her 80s in one of the cars was pronounced dead at University Hospital Kerry a short time later.

The driver and a second passenger who were in the same car were taken by ambulance to University Hospital Kerry.

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University Hospital Kerry (UHK)

University Hospital Kerry (UHK)

University Hospital Kerry (UHK)

The driver of the second car was also taken to hospital and it's understood their injuries are serious.

A garda spokesperson said: "The local coroner has been notified and the crash site has been preserved for examination by Garda forensic collision investigators. The road is currently closed to traffic and diversions are in place.

"Gardaí are appealing for any witnesses to come forward and also to any road users with camera footage (including dash-cam) from along the N22 at the time of the collision to make it available to investigators."

Anyone with information is asked to contact Killarney Town Garda Station on 064-6671160, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111, or any Garda Station.

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