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Two women have died in separate road collisions this morning

The collisions happened in Counties Kildare and Galway this morning.

rathcoff The R408 at Rathcoffey Source: Google Maps

Updated 16.17

TWO WOMEN HAVE died in separate road collisions this morning.

A female cyclist in her mid-30s collided with a car at about 11am this morning in Co Kildare.

The fatal collision happened on the Rathcoffey to Maynooth Road at Clane. The male driver of the car, who is aged in his late 20s, was uninjured.

The woman’s body has since been removed to Naas General Hospital.

The stretch of road was closed to facilitate a Garda forensic examination, but has since reopened.

Earlier this morning, a woman aged in her 50s died after she was involved in a single vehicle crash in rural Galway.

lisdeligny The road leading to Lisdeligny in Galway Source: Google Maps

Gardaí said they are investigating the circumstances surrounding the incident that occurred at Lisdeligny on the Killimor to Kiltormer Road near Portumna this morning at around 8.30am.

The woman died when the car she was driving left the road and struck a tree. She was the sole occupant of the car and was pronounced dead at scene. Her body was removed to Portiuncula Hospital, Ballinasloe.

A Garda spokesman said: “The road is currently closed to facilitate Garda forensic collision investigators. Diversions are in place”.

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses and anyone with information, particularly those who may have travelled the Killimor to Kiltormer Road, Portumna between 7.30am and 9.30am this morning to contact them at Loughrea garda station on 091 842870, the Garda Confidential line on 1800 666111, or any Garda station.

Additional reporting Cianan Brennan

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