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Woman dies after car collides with tractor in Mayo

The road between Claremorris and Balla is currently closed.

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A WOMAN IN her late 60s has died following a collision between a car and a tractor in Co Mayo last night.

The woman was driving the car when the incident occurred at Brize, Claremorris at about 9pm yesterday.

She was seriously injured and taken to Mayo University Hospital in Castlebar where she died this morning. The male driver of the tractor, who is in his 50s, was uninjured.

The road between Claremorris and Balla is currently closed to facilitate garda forensic collision investigators and local diversions are in place.

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses and anyone with information is asked to contact Castlebar Garda Station on 094 903 8200, the garda confidential line on 1800 666 111 or any garda station.

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