Woman (80s) dies following fatal collision in Co Kerry

Garda are appealing for witnesses following a two-car fatal traffic collision in Co Kerry on Tuesday, January 12, 2021.

Garda and Emergency Services were alerted to a two-car head-on collision on the N22 at Dunrine near Lawlors Cross at approximately 4.15 pm.

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

The driver and a second passenger in the same car were removed by Ambulance and brought to University Hospital Kerry.

The driver and sole occupant of the second car was also taken to hospital, and their injuries are understood to be serious.

Woman (80s) dies following fatal collision in Co Kerry

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.

Garda 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.