Fatal road traffic collision on Skibbereen to Lough Hyne road

Gardaí in Skibbereen are investigating a single vehicle fatal road traffic collision which occurred at approximately 4.30pm this afternoon (Wednesday January 18th 2017) on the Skibbereen to Lough Hyne Road.

A female passenger in her 70s was fatally injured when the car she was travelling in collided with a ditch. The male driver also in his 70s was taken to Bantry General Hospital where his injuries are not believed to be life threatening. The local coroner has been notified.

The stretch of road is currently closed to facilitate a Garda Forensic Collision Examination. Local diversions are in place.

Investigating Gardaí are appealing for witnesses. Anyone with information is asked to contact Skibbereen Garda Station on 028 23088, the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station.