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Lorry driver killed and woman dies after separate accidents

83-year-old woman named as Elizabeth Moore

By David Young

Published 10/04/2015

Gardaí sealed off the M1 motorway on the southbound side between the junctions at Monasterboice and Drogheda North after the crash, which occurred at around 12.45pm
Gardaí sealed off the M1 motorway on the southbound side between the junctions at Monasterboice and Drogheda North after the crash, which occurred at around 12.45pm

Two Northern Ireland people have died as a result of road accidents.

South of the border, a truck driver from Northern Ireland was killed in a motorway collision in Co Louth.

The man, who was in his 40s, was pronounced dead at the scene after his truck was in collision with a van before hitting the roadside embankment and overturning.

The name of the crash victim has not yet been released. His body was taken to Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Drogheda, where a post mortem will be carried out.

Gardaí sealed off the M1 motorway on the southbound side between the junctions at Monasterboice and Drogheda North after the crash, which occurred at around 12.45pm.

In Northern Ireland, an 83-year-old woman died in hospital yesterday from injuries sustained in a road accident last week.

The woman was Elizabeth Moore who was known locally by friends and family as Lizzie.

The pedestrian was struck by a Vauxhall Cavalier car in Portglenone's Main Street area on the morning of March 31.

Officers from PSNI Collision Investigation Unit are appealing for witnesses.

They would particularly like to speak to the driver of a white box van with a tail lift that was adjacent to a jewellers shop on the Main Street at the time of the accident.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the PSNI Collision Investigation Unit on 101.

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