Two people dead after road crashes in Cork and Sligo

Woman dies after crash in heavy fog near Rathcormac; Man killed near Ballysadare

Two people have died following car crashes in counties Cork and Sligo.

A woman (35) was killed in a two vehicle crash at O’Leary’s Cross near Rathcormac in Co Cork on Wednesday morning.

The incident, involving two 4x4s, occured during a period of dense fog at about 8.50am.

The woman was pronounced dead at the scene. A man who was travelling in the other vehicle was taken to Cork University Hospital where he is being treated for serious injuries.

The road was closed on Wednesday morning while a forensic collision investigation took place. Local diversions were in place.

Any witnesses or anyone with any information is asked to contact Fermoy Garda station on (025) 82100, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any Garda station.

Separately, a man in his 80s has died following a car crash in Co Sligo.

The incident occurred on St Patrick's Day at Lufnadeffa, Ballysadare at about 12.20pm.

The deceased was a passenger in a car which was involved in a collision with a van. A postmortem is expected to carried out on his body on Wednesday, gardaí said.

The driver of the car, a woman in her 80s, and the driver of the van, a man in his 50s, were taken to Sligo Regional Hospital. Both were said to have been seriously injured.

Anybody who witnessed the crash is asked to contact Sligo Garda station on (071) 9157000.

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