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Three die on roads in 24 hours

Published 31/08/2008

Three people have died on the country's roads in the last 24 hours.

A man died following a motorcycle crash in County Westmeath, while two women in their 20s died in two separate crashes in Tipperary and Waterford.

The 35-year-old Polish national died in the crash at Clonaglin, Kilbeggan, in Westmeath yesterday afternoon.

He was taking part in a motorcycle run for charity when his bike collided with another motorcycle.

A second man was injured in the incident and is being treated at the Midland Regional Hospital in Tullamore today, where his injuries are not thought to be life threatening.

It is the third crash on the country's roads in the last 24 hours - a 23-year-old woman from Tipperary was killed in a crash in Tipperary overnight, when she lost control of the car she was driving at around 4am this morning.

She was pronounced dead at the scene and her body has been removed to South Tipperary General Hospital.

Gardai are appealing for witnesses to both crashes.

Meanwhile, another 24-year-old woman was killed in a crash in County Waterford yesterday evening at Summerhill in Tramore.

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