'Great sorrow' as young Irish woman, 21, killed in Canada crash named
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'Great sorrow' as young Irish woman, 21, killed in Canada crash named

A YOUNG Irish woman killed in a single-vehicle collision in Canada has been named as a student from Dublin.

Meaghan Miller, 21, was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash near the town of Maidstone, Saskatchewan at around 10.30pm local time on Wednesday.

The University College Dublin (UCD) student was the only person in her vehicle at the time, according to CBC.

Meaghan was a third-year animal science student and was completing a work placement at a Canadian farm as part of her degree at the time.

Originally from Malahide, the 21-year-old was a horse riding enthusiast and worked at the Kilronan Equestrian Centre in Swords, north Dublin for several years.

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In an email issued to all students, UCD's Dean of Agriculutre Alex Evans said: "Meaghan's death is a great sorrow for all in our school and the wider UCD community.

"We extend our deepest sympathies and condolences to her family and friends."

A spokesperson for the Department of Foreign Affairs told the Irish Times it was "providing ongoing consular assistance" to Meaghan's family.

Rest in peace.