Gardaí are investigating a fatal road traffic collision that occurred on Lea Road, Portarlington, Co. Laois this morning Sunday 7th July, 2019 at approximately 8.20am.
A woman driver, mid 20s was fatally injured when her car collided with another car.
Her body has since been removed from the scene to the mortuary in Midlands Regional Hospital where a post mortem is expected to take place tomorrow, Monday 8th July, 2019.
The second car, with four occupants all received injuries and were removed to hospital with non life threatening injuries.
The driver and one passenger (father and child) were taken to Midlands Regional Hospital and the other two passengers (mother and child) were removed to Tallaght University Hospital.
The scene is being examined by Garda Forensic Examiners and the road is currently closed with local diversions in place.