Westmeath crash 'such an awful loss of life'

The Road Safety Authority has described today's crash in Westmeath in which three women and a girl were killed as "an appalling loss of life".

Gardaí say a collision took place between a car and a jeep on a straight stretch of road just after 7.30am.

Communications manager Brian Farrell sais the tragedy serves as a reminder of how fragile life can be when using our roads.

"It really is shocking; an awful, awful tragedy," he said. "Such an awful loss of life.

"We would hope that if anything comes from such an appalling loss of life, that it serves as a reminder to us all that using the roads is the most dangerous thing we do every day."

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