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Fatal road traffic collision at Dunleer, Louth on the 18/12/10

Gardai are investigating a single vehicle collision at approximately 2.30pm on the 18th December at Cangy, Dunleer, Co. Louth, on the old M1, south of Castlebellingham. It is believed the car struck a wall.

A 35 year old woman who was a front seat passenger, and her 10 year old son died as a result of the collision.

The woman's husband, believed to be in his 30s was driving the car.  This man as well as two other children, a 4 year old daughter of the couple, and an unrelated 11 year old girl, were taken  to Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Drogheda. The 11 year old female passenger is believed to be in a critical condition.

The road at the scene of the crash is closed pending an exanination of the area by Garda Forensic Collision Investigators. Diversions are in place.


Garda Press Office.

18th December 2010