Latvian woman, 23, dies in collision in Ireland

A 23-year-old native of Latvia was killed Dec. 8 in a two-vehicle collision in Navan, northwest of Dublin, Ireland, according to media reports and local police.

Dace Leišavniece was a back-seat passenger in one of the vehicles that collided at Bellinter Cross, Bellinter, Navan, police said. The accident occurred at about 5:30 p.m. local time.

Leišavniece lived in Trim.

Two other people were injured in the collision.

Since the beginning of the year, 345 people have died in traffic fatalities in Ireland, according to police. Among them were four Latvians who died in a two-vehicle collision in February near Buncrana in northwest Ireland, as well as one who was killed in January in County Kildare.

Andris Straumanis is a special correspondent for and a co-founder of Latvians Online. From 2000–2012 he was editor of the website.

2 thoughts on “Latvian woman, 23, dies in collision in Ireland

  1. It is always a tragedy when a good Latvian life is wasted in an accident, especially in another country. Sadly the 60-year occupation of Latvia by the Russians continues to its affect and Latvians have to leave their country to make a living.

  2. Maybe someone can come up with the statitics, but I have heard that in Latvija people drive crazy. I would not be surprized that many more Latvians were killed on Latvian roads than all the people together on Irish roads.

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