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Traffic accident in Castlebar claims life of motorist

Thursday, 14th June, 2018 11:06am

Traffic accident in Castlebar claims life of motorist

A WOMAN in her 60s has died following a traffic accident at Ballymacragh, Westport Road, Castlebar, this morning.

An Garda Siochana confirmed the sad news within the past half an hour. It is understood the tragedy occurred near what is known locally as 'Coyne's Corner'.

Another car was involved in the accident. The male driver, who is in his 30s, was taken to hospital with minor injuries.

The emergency services are at the scene and the main Castlebar to Westport Road will be closed for a number of hours while a clean-up operation takes place. A garda forensic team is also examining the scene.

A number of traffic diversions are in place.

The road reopened shortly before 4 p.m. today.


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