Ratoath man dies in Swords collision

A second Meath motorcyclist has died in a road traffic collision this week.

Keith McDonald of The Old Mill, Ratoath (pictured), died at the scene of a crash on the Naul Road, Swords, on Thursday afternoon at approximately 3pm.

His bike collided with a truck. The motorcyclist in his mid-30s was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the truck was uninjured.

Gardaí in Swords are appealing for any witnesses to this incident to come forward and for any road users who may have camera footage (including dash-cam) who were travelling in the area at the time of the collision to make it available to Gardaí. Anyone with information is asked to contact Swords Garda Station on 01 666 4700, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station.

His death notice reads that he died suddenly “doing what he loved.”

He is survived by his parents, Angela and Alan, and siblings, Christine and Al.

His funeral will be at 11am on Monday, and will be streamed on RIP.ie.

On Sunday evening, David McKenna of Brookside, Bettystown, died following a single vehicle road traffic collision at 7.15pm on the M1 Northbound near junction six for Balbriggan. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

In his 30s, he is survived by his parents, Catherine and Eric; sons, Warren and David Jnr (DJ); and their mother, Donna; siblings, Yvonne, Susan, Helen and Karel; his girlfriend, Amy; extended family and many friends.

Meanwhile, the woman who died in last evening’s house fire in Navan has been named as Siobhan Gaughan, a member of a well-known and popular family originally from Tymoole, Rathfeigh.

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