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'It's such a tragedy': Community in shock after woman (26) dies in crash

Her two children are in hospital, with one in a serious condition.

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Updated at 7.2opm 

A WOMAN WHO was involved in a car crash yesterday has died from her injuries.

Gardaí have said they are investigating a serious road traffic collision involving a truck and a car that happened yesterday along the Nobber to Kilberry road in Meath.

The incident occurred at about 1pm at Leggagh, Castletown, Navan.

The woman (26), who has been named as Emma O’Keeffe, was driving in the vehicle with her two sons (aged two and six).

She sustained serious injuries in the collision and was taken with one of her sons to Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Drogheda. Her other son was taken to Crumlin Hospital.

The woman died early this morning in the hospital as a result of her injuries. The two children remain in hospital, with one in a serious condition.

Local Sinn Féin councillor Michael Gallagher told the community is “in a state of shock”.

“People have huge sympathy towards the woman’s family. It’s such a tragedy, a terrible thing to happen to a family, to lose a young mother,” he said.

Witness appeal 

The driver of the truck was uninjured.

The road was closed to allow a forensic collision examination, but has since reopened.

Gardaí in Navan are appealing for witnesses to contact them on 046 9036100, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any garda station.

With reporting by Órla Ryan

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