Woman dies following road traffic collision in Cork

The woman in her 70's was fatally injured when a car collided with a ditch

Woman dies following road traffic collision in Cork

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A woman has died after a road traffic collision in Cork.

The single vehicle collision happened at around 4.30pm Wednesday afternoon on the Skibbereen to Lough Hyne Road.

A female passenger aged in her 70's was fatally injured when the car she was travelling in collided with a ditch.

The male driver, also in his 70's was taken to Bantry General Hospital.

His injuries are not believed to be life threatening.

The stretch of road is currently closed to facilitate a Garda Forensic Collision Examination.

Local diversions are also in place.

Investigating gardaí are appealing for witnesses, or anyone with information, to contact Skibbereen garda station on 028-230-88, the Garda Confidential Line 1800-666-111 or any garda station.