Published Sunday, 07 October 2012
The scene of a serious crash in Co Down. (© UTV)
The 22-year-old - who was from London - died in the high speed collision between two vehicles at the Castlewellan junction of the A1 carriageway in Co Down.
Two men who had been in the gold Rover 25 with her were rushed to the Royal Victoria Hospital in Belfast in a critical condition.
One of them - aged 51 - remains critically ill while the other - aged 22 - is now stable.
A 49-year-old woman who was in the same car was taken to a local hospital and later discharged, as was a 51-year-old man who had been in the other car - a silver Mazda.
It is understood the crash happened after a car went across the central reservation and was in impact with another car coming in the opposite direction.
Police have appealed for anyone who saw the incident at around 10.50am on Saturday to contact them in Banbridge PSNI Station on 0845 600 8000.
Meanwhile local councillor Sheila McQuaid has told UTV action needs to be taken on what she described as a "very dangerous" stretch of the road.
"I'm so sorry for the family of the bereaved and for those who were injured and their family as well," she said.
"Only last Monday Banbridge Council had the Road Service in and we were told there is to be a new slip road there so that people won't have to cross the dual carriageway.
"The sooner that happens the better. We need it urgently now. I said on Monday that this is an extremely dangerous crossing and I welcomed that news and I would urge the roads department to do it as quickly as possible before another person loses their life."