Saturday 21 July 2018

Motorcyclist (25) killed when his bike collided with road sign

A garda checkpoint. File picture
A garda checkpoint. File picture
Gardai (Stock photo)
Geraldine Gittens

Geraldine Gittens

A 25-year-old motorcyclist was killed last night when his motor cycle collided with a road sign.

The crash occurred on the R689 at Fennor, Urlingford near the Tipperary/Kilkenny border at around 8.45pm yesterday.

The man was pronounced dead at the scene and his body was removed to Kilkenny Hospital.

A garda spokesperson said gardai are investigating the crash.

"This stretch of road is currently closed to facilitate an examination by Garda Forensic Collision Investigators and local diversions are in place," the spokesperson said.

Gardai are appealing for witnesses to contact Thurles Garda Station on 0504 25100, The Garda Confidential Telephone Line 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station.

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