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Woman arrested at Dublin Airport over 2012 road death

The woman, aged in her 20s, is due to appear before court this morning.

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A WOMAN HAS been arrested in connection with the death of a 19-year-old in a road crash in Co Monaghan five years ago.

Ciaran McKenna was killed in the crash, which happened at around 5am on 30 July 2012. He lost control of his car at a bend near Castleblaney, according to media reports at the time.

In a statement, gardaí said they had arrested a woman in her 20s at Dublin Airport today.

“She has been charged to appear at Carrickmacross District Court at 10.30am in relation to a fatal road traffic collision at Maghernakill, Castleblaney, Co Monaghan, which resulted in the death of Ciaran McKenna from Crossmaglen, Co Armagh,” gardaí said.

The young man, who played for Crossmaglen Rangers, was pronounced dead at the scene shortly after the crash.

A female passenger, who was aged in her late teens, was taken to hospital in Drogheda for treatment to injuries described at the time as non-life threatening.

Comments have been disabled as court proceedings are ongoing. 

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