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GSOC investigate fatal road crash after pursuit by gardaí

A woman died and two other passengers were injured in the incident.

File photo.
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Image: Laura Hutton/Photocall Ireland

Updated 4.39pm

GSOC HAS LAUNCHED an investigation after a woman died in a car crash following a pursuit by gardaí.

The incident was one of two fatal road crashes last night.

It occurred shortly before 2am this morning in Fairview, at the junction of the Malahide Road and the Clontarf Road.

Gardaí were following the car when it crashed into a lampost.

The woman, named as 43-year-old Sinéad Maguire from Dublin 3, was rushed to the Mater hospital, where she was later pronounced dead. A post mortem will be carried out later today.

The driver, a 26-year-old man, is in a critical condition in Beaumont Hospital, while another 20-year-old passenger was taken to St James Hospital where his condition is described as stable.

“As a result the incident was referred to the Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission for investigation, in accordance with section 102 of the Garda Síochána Act (2005),” a spokesperson for GSOC said.

Anyone with information can contact GSOC on 1890 600 800.

In a separate incident last night, one person was killed in a single vehicle crash on the N81 Blessington Road.

Originally published 1.08pm

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