Woman killed in road crash on Castlebar to Westport road

Gardaí in Castlebar are investigating a fatal road traffic collision that occurred on the Westport Road (N5 ) outside Castlebar at 8.30am yesterday morning, Thursday, June 14.

The collison occurred when one vehicle collided with a second vehicle. A female driver Martha King, Carnalurgan, Westport who was in her mid 60s was removed to Mayo University Hospital and was pronounced dead a short time later. The second driver, a man in his mid 30s, was also removed to Mayo University Hospital with minor injuries.

The road was closed and local diversions put in place while Garda Forensic Collision Investigators assessed the scene.

Ms King’s remains will repose at McGing’s Funeral Home, Westport on Saturday evening from 6pm to 7.30pm and she will be laid to rest on Sunday afternoon in Aughavale Cemetery, following 12pm funeral Mass in St Mary’s Church Westport.

Gardaí are appealing to anyone who may have witnessed the collision or with information to contact Castlebar Garda Station on (094 ) 9038200, the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station.


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