Woman dies, children hurt in crash
A woman in her 40s has been killed and two children injured in a car accident.
One of the children, a seven-year-old girl, was in a critical condition in hospital following the crash in Co Westmeath.
The second girl, aged 14, was being treated in hospital for minor injuries.
Gardai said the crash happened when two cars collided at Ballagh on the Delvin Road outside Mullingar at about 6pm.
The woman was pronounced dead at the scene.
The driver of the second car, a man in his 40s, was taken to Tallaght Hospital where his injuries were described as not life-threatening.