The N5 Castlebar-Westport road has reopened, following a collision this morning which claimed the life of a woman in her mid-60's.

The two-car collision occurred at about 8.30 this morning at Ballymacragh, known locally as Coyne's Corner.

The female driver of one of the cars involved was removed to Mayo University Hospital and was pronounced dead a short time later.

It's understood the deceased woman was from the Westport area and was travelling to work when the crash occurred.

The second driver in his mid-30's was taken to hospital with minor injuries.

The road reopened to traffic shortly before 4pm this evening.

Anyone who witnessed the collision is asked to contact Gardai in Castlebar at 094 - 90 38200 or the Garda Confidential Line on 1800-666-111.

 

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