The late Catherine Duggan. Photo:

Funeral of Ballymahon Mum who died in road tragedy takes place tomorrow

The funeral of a mother of one, who died tragically in a road collision in Westmeath this week, will take place in her native Ballymahon tomorrow (Thursday).

Catherine Duggan (45) died as a result of an incident which took place at approximately 1pm on Monday on the R392 at Glascarn, Rathconrath, Mullingar.

She was the sole occupant of a vehicle which was involved in a head-on collision with a truck. The driver of the truck, a man in his 40s, was uninjured.

Gardai are appealing for witnesses to the collision and have asked people who were in the area, or have dash-cam footage from around that time, to get in touch.

The deceased from Gurteen, Ballymahon is a former student of the Convent of Mercy.

She was described by local councillor Pat O'Toole as "a lovely lady, who was always so lively and bubbly, and always with a smile on her face."

"I know her Mum and her aunts, uncles and extended family very well... something like this is pretty hard to comprehend, to be quite honest with you," he said.

Catherine Duggan is predeceased by her father, Stephen, and sadly missed by her loving daughter Lilly, her mother Cissie, Lilly's dad Ger, aunts, uncles, cousins, relatives and friends.

Her funeral Mass, at 12 noon on Thursday, will be limited to 25 people due to the current Covid guidelines, but it will be live-streamed on the St Matthew's Church, Ballymahon, Facebook page.

Anyone with any information about the fatal collision is asked to contact Mullingar Garda Station on 044 938 4000, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111, or any Garda Station.

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