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Kildare woman killed in last night's garda chase crash has been named

The collision occurred at approximately 8.45pm.

Updated 22.30pm 

THE WOMAN KILLED in a road accident involving a Garda car chase on the M7 in Kildare last night has been named as local woman Diana Harton.

The 43 year old lived in Claregate Court in Kildare town.

The Garda Ombudsman Commission (GSOC) is investigating the incident and confirmed that just after 9pm last night, a collision occurred between two civilian vehicles, one of which was being pursued by gardaí.

Five others have been taken to hospital.

A spokesperson for GSOC confirmed to that the Garda had pursued the car carrying five individuals after it passed through a toll booth without paying. It is believed that those in the car may have been involved in an earlier criminal incident.

The forensic examination took place overnight and concluded at 4am this morning. An appeal for independent witnesses has been made.


The collision occurred just north of the Northbound Kildare exit at Junction 13.

Gardaí confirmed that those injured in the crash have been taken to Naas and Tallaght hospitals.

The road has now been reopened.

A team of GSOC investigators were deployed to the scene, following referral of the incident to the Garda Ombudsman. Emergency services are also at the scene.

GSOC is appealing for witnesses, or anyone with information which may assist the investigation, to contact them on 1890 600 800.

First published 10.30pm 24/10/2014 

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