Elderly woman dies after two cars collide in Monaghan

Elderly woman dies after two cars collide in Monaghan

A woman in her 80s has been killed in a traffic collision in Co Monaghan.

It happened at around 5.30pm yesterday evening when two cars collided at Stranooden on the Monaghan to Cootehill Road.

Three others were taken to Cavan General Hospital for treatment to their injuries.

The woman who died was a passenger in one of the cars that was carrying five people at the time.

The driver of the car, a woman in her 40s, and a man in his 90s were also taken to Cavan General Hospital with minor injuries, while the two remaining passengers did not require hospital treatment.

The driver of the second car, a woman in her 70s, was also taken to Cavan General Hospital, and her injuries are not thought to be life threatening. She was alone in her car.

The road is closed in preparation for Garda forensic investigators.


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