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Two fatal road crashes within 24 hours - in Sligo and in Co Cork

A man in his 80s died in the Sligo crash. In Cork, a woman in her 30s was killed when her car collided with an SUV.

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Updated at 12.50pm

GARDAÍ ARE INVESTIGATING two fatal road crashes, in Sligo and Cork.

A man in his 80s and a woman in her 30s died.

The first crash, involving a car and a van, happened at 12.20pm yesterday afternoon at Lufnadeffa, Ballysadare in Sligo.

A man in his 80s, who was a passenger in the car, was fatally injured.

The driver of the car, a woman in her 80s, and the van driver, a man in his 50s, were transported from the scene to Sligo Regional Hospital with serious injuries.

This morning, a woman in her 30s was fatally injured when her car collided with an SUV at around 8.30am on the Castlelyons to Conna road.

She was pronounced dead at the scene.

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The driver of the SUV – a man in his late 30s – was also injured. He’s been taken to Cork University Hospital where he is believed to be in a stable condition. 

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses to both incidents.

Sligo Garda Station can be reached on 071 915 7000. Gardaí at Fermoy are investigating the Cork crash: 025 82100.

Additional reporting, Daragh Brophy.

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