Burglars have targeted the house of a woman who died in a car crash in Lecarrow, Co Roscommon yesterday evening.

Mary Carroll from Glanduff died at Portiuncula Hospital after being involved in a single-vehicle crash at Carrowpadden Crossroads just before 5pm.

Later in the night, would-be thieves attempted to break into the late 83-year-old's home just over 3km away from the scene.

Gardaí are investigating the circumstances of the attempted burglary.