RTÉ sports presenter Marty Morrissey has been left devastated by the sudden death of his mother.
Peggy Twomey, who was in her 90s, died in the single-vehicle crash at Annagh, Miltown Malbay, Co Clare, according to a report in The Irish Examiner. Emergency services attended the scene at about 12.30am on Tuesday morning.
Mr Morrissey, who was the only child of Peggy and her late husband Martin Morrissey, was unavailable for comment.
According to gardaí, who did not name her in their statement, Ms Twomey was the sole occupant of the car and was pronounced dead at the scene. Her body was removed to University Hospital Limerick where a post-mortem examination will be conducted at a later date.
The road where Ms Twomey died is currently closed to allow for an examination to be carried out by investigators. Local diversions are in place.
Gardaí are appealing for any witnesses to come forward. Anyone with information is asked to contact Kilrush Garda station on 065 908 0550, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any Garda station.