Three-car crash in Co Longford claims the life of young mother

The village of Drumlish in Co Longford is in mourning today following the tragic death of a young woman last night.

The 34-year-old was involved in a three-car collision on the R198 at Cloonagh near Drumlish yesterday evening, and was pronounced death at the scene by emergency services.

Three other people were involved in the crash, and subsequently transferred to Mullingar Hospital, where their injuries are said to be not life-threatening.

The deceased, who is believed to be from Dromond, was taken to the mortuary at Tullamore Hospital for a postmortem examination.

Speaking to The Longford Leader, local priest Father Bernard Hogan, reflected on the impact the fatal collision has had on the wider community.

"There are a number of families affected, not just one and our thoughts go out to them today," he said in response to the tragic incident.

"A dark cloud hangs over the place, there's no doubt about it".

The road has been reopened to the public, following an examination of the crash site by Garda forensic collision investigators.