Canadian woman (24) killed in road collision in Co Kerry

Nelia Scheeres was a medicine student at University of Limerick since 2019

Investigating gardaí are appealing for witnesses of the incident on the N69 in Tralee. Photograph: Frank Miller

Investigating gardaí are appealing for witnesses of the incident on the N69 in Tralee. Photograph: Frank Miller

 

A woman who died in a road collision in Co Kerry on Monday afternoon has been named as Nelia Scheeres, a 24-year-old from Canada.

Ms Scheeres was originally from Barrie, a city in Ontario, Canada, and was in her third year of studies at the school of medicine at the University of Limerick.

Ms Scheeres was a graduate of a biomedical science degree at the University of Guelph, Canada, and had joined a four-year graduate entry medicine programme at the University of Limerick in 2019.

Her sister, Christi, is studying on the same programme.

It is understood the medicine student had recently begun a work experience placement in Co Kerry.

Ms Scheeres died in a road collision involving a truck and a car on Monday afternoon on the N69 in Tralee. The young woman was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the truck was not injured.

Pay respect

Flowers have been left at the site of the collision to pay respect to Ms Scheeres.

Ms Scheeres is survived by her parents Jan and Madine, her sister Christi and brother Ian, as well as extended family and friends.

Investigating gardaí are appealing for witnesses of the incident, including anyone who was travelling on the N69 at the time of the accident and who may have camera footage, to come forward.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Tralee Garda station on 066 710 2300, the garda confidential line on 1800 666 111 or any garda station.