Witness appeal after woman, 70s, dies following collision between car and truck in Cork

The crash occurred shortly before 10am at Annabella on the outskirts of Mallow in Co Cork on the N20 route.

Witness appeal after woman, 70s, dies following collision between car and truck in Cork

Update: Gardaí are appealing for witnesses to a collision between a car and a lorry in Cork.

They are investigating the two-vehicle collision that left the driver of the car, a woman in her 70s, dead.

Gardaí said the incident occurred on the N20 in the Ballydahin area of Mallow at around 9.30am.

Gardaí said in a statement: “A car collided with a lorry which was travelling in the opposite direction.

“The driver of the car, a female aged in her 70s, was fatally injured during the collision and pronounced dead at the scene.

“The coroner was notified and her body was removed to Cork University Hospital where a post-mortem will be carried out.”

Gardaí said that emergency services also attended the scene and that the N20 remains partially closed for Forensic Collision Investigators. They said that local diversions are in place.

Gardaí are appealing to anyone who may have information regarding the collision to get in touch.

They are particularly looking to speak to any road users with camera (dashcam) footage who were travelling on the N20 near Mallow between 8am and 10am this morning.

Anyone with information can contact Mallow Garda Station on 022 31450 or the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111.

Earlier: One person dead after collision between car and truck in Cork

By Olivia Kelleher

A person has died this morning following a collision between a car and a truck on the Cork - Limerick road.

The crash occurred shortly before 10am at Annabella on the outskirts of Mallow in Co Cork on the N20 route.

Gardaí, Fire Brigade units and paramedics rushed to the scene.

However, tragically the person passed away before they could be taken to Cork University Hospital for treatment.

A number of other people were treated at the scene. They escaped serious injury but were treated for shock.

The main Cork-Limerick road is now closed between Annabella and the Dromahane turnoff.

The closure has been made to facilitate the work of the emergency services.

The cause of the crash is unknown at this juncture.

Garda technical experts are examining the scene in a bid to determine the cause of the crash.

Motorists have been asked to avoid the area.

Diversions are in place and the road is expected to be closed for a period of time.

Gardaí have appealed to anyone who witnessed the collision or who drove by the Annabella area between 9.30am and 10am today to contact Mallow Garda Station.

Meanwhile, Cork man Michael Burke who died in a hit and run on St Patrick's Day is to be laid to rest.

Mr Burke was struck in the early hours of Tuesday on the N25 outside Carrigtwohill, Co Cork.

He was a father of eight and lost his own father earlier this year.

He is survived by his wife Vanessa and their children.

His funeral is private arising out of the Covid 19 outbreak.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

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