A woman in her 80s has sadly died following a head on collision at Lawlor’s Cross this afternoon (Tuesday).

At approximately 4.15pm Gardaí and Emergency Services were alerted to a two car head on collision on the N22 at Dunrine. A female passenger aged in her 80s in one of the cars was pronounced dead at University Hospital Kerry a short time later.

The driver and a second passenger in the same car were removed by ambulance to University Hospital Kerry. The driver and sole occupant of the second car was also taken to hospital and it’s understood that their injuries are serious.

The local Coroner has been notified and the crash site has been preserved for examination by Garda forensic collision investigators. The road is currently closed to traffic and diversions are in place.

Gardaí are appealing for any witnesses to come forward and also to any road users with camera footage including dash-cam from along the N22 at the time of the collision to make it available to investigators.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Killarney Town Garda Station on 064 6671160, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111, or any Garda Station.