Motorcyclist Killed In Midlands Crash

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses.

A motorcyclist has died in a collision in Westmeath.

Shortly after 5pm emergency services were called to a collision involving a motorcycle on the Mullingar Rochfortbridge road.

The driver of the motorcycle, a man in his 30s, was pronounced dead at the scene a short time later.

It’s understood his motorcycle left the road and struck a ditch.

Garda forensic collision investigators are currently examining the crash site, on the R400 at Gainstown, and local traffic diversions are in place.

The man's body has been removed to Mullingar Hospital where arrangements will be made for a post-mortem examination and the local Coroner will be notified.

Gardaí are appealing to anyone with any information, particularly any road users who may have camera footage, to contact Mullingar Garda Station (044) 938 4000 or the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111.

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