Gardaí name Donegal traffic victims

 

Gardaí have confirmed that the woman and teenaged girl who were killed when they were hit by a car in Co Donegal last night were a mother and her daughter.

Martina Mc Lernon, 45, and her daughter Louise Mc Lernon, 15, from Toome in Co Antrim died after they were hit at Meenacuinn, Bunbeg at around 8.30pm.

Their bodies were taken to Letterkenny General Hospital where a post mortem examination will take place.

The driver of the car was not injured. Officers cordoned off the area for a technical examination and the N56 road between An Chuirt Hotel and the Dunlewey crossroads will remain closed until this afternoon.

Meanwhile, another woman remains in a serious hospital after a four car collision in Co Kerry yesterday afternoon.