Motorcyclist tragically killed in collision with tractor

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Motorcyclist tragically killed in collision with tractor

A man in his 50s died in a two-vehicle collision in Co Roscommon this evening.

Gardai in Boyle are investigating a fatal two-vehicle crash that occurred on the N5 between Strokestown and Scramoge Cross, Co Roscommon, at approximately 8pm this evening.

A male motorcyclist in his 50s was fatally injured when his motorcycle was involved in a collision with a tractor.

He 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 on 1800 666 111 or any garda station.