Jury sworn in for trial of woman charged with careless driving causing death in Scartaglin

A jury has been sworn in at Tralee Circuit Court in the trial of a young woman charged with careless driving causing death.

25-year-old Sarah O’Connell of 44 Seán Moylan Park, Mallow, Co Cork has pleaded not guilty to the charge, following a single vehicle crash in Knockeenahone, Scartaglin on June 15th 2014.

14-year-old Caitlin Taylor, a front seat passenger of Ms O’Connell’s car, died in the crash.

The jury of five women and seven men were sworn in this morning before Judge Eoin Garavan.

Witnesses will begin giving evidence this afternoon in the trial, which is expected to last until Friday.