A woman’s visit to friends ended in tragedy when she was killed in a horror crash in west Cork.
The woman, who is in her 70s and from a different part of west Cork, was travelling alone when her car was in collision with a van at Dromgarriff, a mile on the Bantry side of Glengarriff.
The accident happened at about 7.30pm last night.
The woman was rushed to Cork University Hospital by ambulance but was pronounced dead on arrival.
A postmortem was being carried out today.
Her identity had not been made known this morning by gardaí, who are waiting until all relatives of the woman had been informed.
She is the 13th person to die on Cork’s roads since the start of the year.
The driver of the van was not injured but was shocked.
Traffic between Bantry and Castletownbere was disrupted this morning as a forensic collision investigation was underway.
Heavy goods vehicles, including fish
lorries to and from Castletownbere, were being diverted into Kenmare and onto Macroom.
Other vehicles were being diverted into the nearby Borlin valley.
Witnesses are asked to contact Glengarriff garda station on (027) 63002, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666111 or any garda station.