Gardaí appeal for witnesses to fatal Kilrickle crash

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Gardaí are appealing for anyone who may have information about a fatal road traffic collision that happened at Kilrickle, Loughrea on Thursday to come forward.

A technical examination of the scene of the crash on the R446 at Kilrickle is being carried out today by gardaí.

One woman was killed in the two car collision which took place at approximately 9am on Thursday at Mullagh Cross.

The victim, named locally as 84 year old Mary McGovern, was a passenger in one of the cars involved in the collision.

She was taken from the scene by ambulance to Portiuncula Hospital where she died shortly afterwards.

The other occupants of the two vehicles were also taken to hospital, where they were treated for minor injuries.

Anyone with information is asked to get in touch at Loughrea Garda Station on 091 842870 or the Garda Confidential Line at 1800 666 111.

Thursday was a tragic day on the roads as three lives were lost in separate incidents around the country.

Fatal road traffic collisions also claimed the lives of two people in Dublin and Kildare.

Gardaí in Dublin were forced to take the step of asking people to stop posting photos of the fatal crash on the M50 to social media, for decency’s sake if nothing else.

They also levelled criticism at people who caused delays on the motorway by slowing down unnecessarily to gawp at the accident as emergency services attended the scene.