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70-year-old cyclist killed in collision with car

Story by Gavan Becton

Sunday, 12th November, 2017 6:04pm

70-year-old cyclist killed in collision with car

Accident scene

Gardaí in Navan are appealing for witness following a fatal traffic collision on the N2 Balrath Co. Meath.

At approximately 11.30am Gardaí attended the scene of an incident involving a car and a cyclist on the R153 Balrath near Kentstown. A 70-year-old male cyclist was removed from the scene by ambulance to Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Drogheda where he was later pronounced dead. The driver of the car, a woman in her 40s, was uninjured in the collision.

Garda forensic collision investigators are at scene and the road was closed to traffic but has since been re-opened. The local Coroner has been notified.

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses and in particular to anyone who travelling on the R153 in Balrath between 11am and 11.30am to contact them. Anyone with information is asked to contact Navan Garda Station at 0469036100 or the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111.

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