Cyclist killed after collision with car

Gardai are appealing for witnesses
Gardai are appealing for witnesses

A cyclist in his 70s has died after a collision with a car in Westmeath today.

The collision occurred at approximately 3.45pm this afternoon between a car and a cyclist.

The cyclist was fatally injured in a collision, which occurred on the N52, four miles north of Mullingar.

The cyclist was pronounced dead at the scene.

The body of the deceased was removed to Midlands Regional Hospital with a post mortem examination expected to take place tomorrow in Tullamore hospital.

The driver of the car, a female in her 70s, was uninjured.

The scene of the collision is being examined by Garda forensic collision investigators and the road will remain closed overnight.

Investigating Gardaí are appealing for witnesses or anyone with information is asked to contact Mullingar Garda Station 044-9384000, the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111 or any Garda station.