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85-year-old driver of car in Kildare crash dies

James O’Brien’s wife Betty was killed in the crash on Friday, along with a 27-year-old motorcyclist.

The scene of the fatal crash, just outside Athy.
The scene of the fatal crash, just outside Athy.
Image: Laura Hutton/Photocall Ireland

GARDAÍ HAVE TODAY confirmed that a third person has now died following a serious collision near Athy, Kildare, on Friday.

85-year-old James O”Brien died of the injuries he sustained when the car he was driving collided with a motorcycle at Ballycullane.

The passenger in his car, his wife Betty, was killed in the crash, as was John Doyle, the 27-year-old motorcyclist.

This brings the numer of people killed over the weekend to five and gardaí today renewed their appeal for all road users to take extra care on the road.

They also appealed to motorists who were travelling on the link road from Athy to the M9 between 1.30pm and 3pm on Friday  and who may have witnessed this collision to contact Athy Garda Station on 059-8634210, The Garda Confidential Telephone Line 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station.

Read: Gardaí make fresh appeal about fatal Kildare crash>
More: Two dead after road traffic accident on road outside Athy>

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