Storm Isha: Three killed in road traffic incidents in Mayo, Louth and Derry

Man and woman die in separate road accidents

A Garda road closure close to the scene near Aclint Bridge in Ardee, Co Louth, after three women were killed and two men seriously injured in a road accident involving three cars. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday July 21, 2017. Gardai said one woman, aged 39, was driving one of the cars, and the two other women, aged 69 and 37, were passengers. See PA story ACCIDENT Deaths Ireland. Photo credit should read: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Three people have been killed in separate road traffic incidents as a result of Storm Isha.

A woman died at 1.50am on Monday morning at Carnalogue in Co Louth when a van hit a tree.

The woman, aged in her 20s, who was a passenger in the van received fatal injuries and was later pronounced dead at the scene.

A second passenger, a man in his 20s, was treated at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Drogheda for injuries which are not believed to be life-threatening. No other injuries were reported.


The woman’s body remains at the scene this morning and a technical examination will be carried out by Garda forensic collision investigators later today. Local diversions are currently in place.

At 6.15pm on Sunday night a man died when he drove into a flood on the N17 at Lisduff, Claremorris, Co Mayo.

The driver and sole occupant of the only car involved in this incident, a man in his 40s, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Gardaí are appealing to anyone who may have witnessed these incidents to contact them at Ardee Garda Station on 041 6853222 and at Claremorris Garda Station on 094 937 2080 respectively.

Meanwhile, it is understood a man has died in Co Derry after a tree fell on his car during Storm Isha.

It happened while he was driving on Broad Road in Limavady on Sunday evening.

The police remain at the scene, and local diversions are in place.

SDLP councillor Ashleen Schenning told the BBC it was “terrible, terrible news” and “to wake up and realise that, as a result of a tree coming down, someone lost their life, is just devastating.”

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Ronan McGreevy

Ronan McGreevy

Ronan McGreevy is a news reporter with The Irish Times