A Garda from Co Galway has pleaded guilty to dangerous driving, causing the death of a 51-year old woman in a collision in Co Westmeath four years ago.

Patrick McDonnell with an address at Corofin, Co Galway, was due to go on trial at Trim Circuit Court yesterday.

However, the court heard Mr McDonnell would be pleading guilty to the charge of dangerous driving causing the death of Jacqueline Wolohan on 13 February 2016.

The mother of three from Coolock in Dublin was on her way back from Longford to her home with her son, his friend and her cousin when the crash happened on the M4 motorway at Rossan, Kinnegad.

Garda McDonnell, who was off-duty at the time of the collision, was remanded on bail and will be sentenced on 11 March.

 

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