The N71 at Hollyhill, close to where the accident happened. Pic: Google

GARDAÍ in Glengarriff are investigating a two-vehicle fatal road traffic collision which occurred at Hollyhill, Dromgarriff, Glengarriff, at approximately 7.30pm last Thursday night.

The 69-year-old female driver and the sole occupant of one of the vehicles, a car, was fatally injured in the accident.

The woman, named locally as Rosemary Polglase was originally from the UK but had been living in the Ballydehob area for a number of years.

It is understood she was on her way home after visiting friends nearby.

The 50-year-old male driver of the other vehicle, a van, sustained only minor injuries in the collision.

The road was closed for several hours to enable investigations by a Garda forensic team.

Witnesses are asked to contact Glengarriff Garda Station on 027 63002, the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station.