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01 Oct 2022

Donegal pensioner dies in tragic Mayo crash 

Donegal pensioner dies in tragic Mayo crash 

The fatal traffic collision occurred in Mayo yesterday evening

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses following a fatal traffic collision in Mayo yesterday evening resulting in the death of a Donegal woman in her early nineties. 

Katie Doherty (née Marley) from Railway View in Laghey, was one of three women and two juveniles taken to Mayo University Hospital to be treated for their injuries resulting from the collision. She later passed away at the hospital.

There has been a huge outpouring of sadness in the close knit south Donegal community following the announcement of the terrible news.

Predeceased by her husband, Pat. Forever remembered by her loving family; Margaret, (Gerry, RIP) Marion, (Edwin) Michael, (Marian) Patricia, (Benny) Patsy, (Carol) Nuala , (John) Joan, (Martin) Eamon (Helen) Joe, (Bridie) & Declan (Pauline RIP). Sadly missed by her 35 grandchildren and 52 great-grandchildren.

Reposing at her residence on Thursday from 4pm until 10pm and Friday from 4pm until 10pm. Removal on Saturday morning to arrive at 10am in St Brigid's Church, Ballintra for Funeral Mass, followed by Burial afterwards in the adjoining graveyard.

Deceased was one of the most respected citizens in the south Donegal area, with family connections in both Ballyshannon and Donegal Town.  

It is understood that she was a passenger in one the the cars involved in the collision which had been returning from Knock Shrine, after travelling down from Donegal earlier in the day. 

Gardaí say that at approximately 5.50pm on Monday evening, emergency services were alerted to the collision involving two cars on the N17 at Cloonturk, Kilkelly, Co. Mayo.

They are now appealing to anyone who may have witnessed this collision to contact them. 

Any road users who were travelling in the area at the time with camera, including dash cam footage, are asked to make this available to Gardaí.

Anyone with information can contact Claremorris Garda Station on 094 937 2080, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station.

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