Woman and child killed in crash between car and lorry

Galway daily news Woman and child killed in crash

A woman and child lost their lives in a crash involving a car and a lorry in the west of Ireland on Tuesday evening.

Gardaí attended the scene of a two vehicle collision that occurred in Lismoran, Foxford, County Mayo yesterday.

The crash involving a car and a lorry occurred on the N26 at approximately 5:45pm Tuesday.

The driver of the car, a female aged in her 40s, and a passenger of the car, a female child, were fatally injured in the collision.

The driver of the lorry was taken to hospital with injuries that are understood to be non-life threatening.

The scene of the collision on the N26 (Foxford to Swinford Road) was closed on Tuesday night with local diversions in place.

A technical examination was conducted by Garda Forensic Collision Investigators. Gardaí are appealing for any witnesses to this collision to come forward.

Any road users who may have camera footage (including dash-cam) and were travelling on the N26 between Swinford and Foxford between 5.00pm and 6.00pm on Tuesday evening are asked to make this footage available to Gardaí.