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Woman in her 70s killed after car goes into a ditch

The driver, also in his 70s, was taken to hospital.

The Skibbereen to Lough Hyne Road.
The Skibbereen to Lough Hyne Road.
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GARDAÍ IN CORK are investigating a single vehicle fatal road traffic collision that left a woman in her 70s dead.

The crash occurred at around 4.30pm this afternoon on the Skibbereen to Lough Hyne Road.

A female passenger in her 70s was fatally injured when the car she was travelling in collided with a ditch. The male driver, also in his 70s, was taken to Bantry General Hospital where his injuries are not believed to be life-threatening. The local coroner has been notified.

The stretch of road is currently closed to facilitate a Garda Forensic Collision Examination. Local diversions are in place.

Investigating gardaí are appealing for witnesses to contact Skibbereen Garda Station on 028 23088, the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111 or any Garda station.

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