Gardaí are appealing for witnesses to a two-car crash in Co. Westmeath which has left one woman dead and a child in a critical condition.
The collision occurred at around 6pm yesterday evening at Ballagh on the Delvin Road outside of Mullingar.
A woman in her 40s, who was driving one of the cars, was killed instantly in the crash.
Her two passengers, a 14-year-old girl and a seven-year-old girl, were both taken to the Midland Regional Hospital in Mullingar.
The seven-year-old girl is believed to be in a critical condition, while the teenage girl sustained only minor injuries.
A man in his 40s, who was the sole occupant of the second vehicle, was taken to Tallaght Hospital but his injuries are not believed to be life threatening.
Anyone who may have witnessed the crash is asked to contact Mulingar Garda Station.