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Woman and man die in separate crashes

The incidents took place in Wexford and Kilkenny overnight.

The N25
The N25
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Updated: 2.38pm

GARDAÍ ARE INVESTIGATING after two people died in separate road crashes overnight.

A woman died after being hit by a car on the outskirts of Wexford town, while a man died in Kilkenny after the car he was driving hit a ditch.

The woman died after being hit by a car in the Kellystown, Drinagh area – on the Wexford to Rosslare Road (the N25) at approximately 1.30am. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

Her identity or age has not been positively identified at this stage, and her body has been removed to the mortuary at Wexford General Hospital.

The 21-year-old male driver, who was the sole occupant of the car, was uninjured in the collision.


Meanwhile, gardaí in Thomastown are investigating a single vehicle fatal traffic collision which occurred at Gaulstown, Glenmore, Co Kilkenny.

The collision occurred at approximately 3am on the N25 road between Waterford and New Ross (about 7km outside Waterford City).

The 22-year-old male driver was the sole occupant of the car.

He was seriously injured when the vehicle struck a ditch, and was taken to University Hospital Waterford where he was pronounced dead a short time later.

Both roads were temporarily closed to facilitate Garda Forensic Collision Examinations, but have since re-opened.

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses to either collision to contact them at Wexford Garda Station on 053 9165200, Thomastown Garda Station on 056 7754150, the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666111 or any Garda Station.

Originally published: 8.22am

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