Wednesday 18 October 2017

Man (50) killed in fatal motorcycle collision with tractor

N5 Credit: Google Maps
N5 Credit: Google Maps
Catherine Devine

Catherine Devine

A man in his 50s was killed when his motorbike collided with a tractor in Co Roscommon.

Gardai  are investigating the two vehicle fatal road traffic collision that occurred on the N5 between Strokestown and Scramoge Cross at approximately 8pm this evening.

The motorcyclist (50) was pronounced dead at the scene and his body has been removed to Roscommon Hospital.

The driver of the tractor was uninjured.

The road is currently closed to facilitate an examination by Garda Forensic Collision Investigators and local diversions are in place.

Gardai wish to appeal for witnesses to contact Boyle Garda Station on 071 9664620, The Garda Confidential Telephone Line 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station.

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