GSOC investigates after young woman dies following Garda pursuit

The two-car Co Meath collision claimed the life of a 20-year-old female passenger

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The N2 between Ashbourne and Slane is closed this morning after a two-car collision last night.

Gardai in Ashbourne are investigating the fatal road traffic collision at Waterside Great, Duleek, Co. Meath on the N2 Dublin-Slane Road, at approximately 10.20pm last night.

A female passenger, 20, was fatally injured when the car she was travelling in collided with another vehicle.

It's understood a Garda vehicle was pursuing a vehicle involved in the crash.

GSOC say they are investigating the collision.

There are parallel investigations underway. GSOC's investigation will focus primarily on matters relating to the conduct of the Garda pursuit.

The male driver, in his early 40s, and a female front seat passenger (also 20) were removed to Blanchardstown Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The back-seat passenger was pronounced dead at the scene and her body has been taken to the Mortuary in Navan.

The male driver (late 30s) of the second car and female passenger (mid-30s) were removed to Drogheda Hospital by ambulance and their injuries are non life threatening.

This stretch of road (N2 Slane to Dublin Road from Rathfeigh Cross to Balrath Cross) is currently closed pending the completion of an examination by Garda Forensic Collision Investigators and local diversions are in place.

Gardai wish to appeal for witnesses to contact Ashbourne Garda Station on 01-8010600, The Garda Confidential Telephone Line 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station.