WOMAN FATALLY INJURED NEAR BLAYNEY CROSSING

21 March 2013 No Comments by The Northern Standard

By PATSY McARDLE

A woman was killed yesterday afternoon (Wed) in a road traffic accident at Castleblayney.
The woman, who was aged 59, was struck by a lorry while she was walking across an area at West Street in the town beside a pedestrian crossing, close to a junction with the main Dublin/Derry Road .

The accident happened shortly before 1 p.m. and traffic was diverted from the town centre, pending a forensic examination of the scene.

The victim, who was living in the area, was pronounced dead at the scene.

She was named locally as Loretta Corr, who resided at the Crescent, Castleblayney, and previously assisted as a carer for an elderly relative in the area, having spent a considerable part of her earlier life in England. She was a very popular lady and the entire community was in shock last night as news spread of the tragic fatality.

The lorry driver was treated for shock after the accident .

Gardai at Castleblayney were appealing yesterday for any witnesses to the fatality to come forward and CCTV footage of the scene was being viewed to determine the exact circumstances of the tragedy.

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