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Farmer killed in Kerry tractor crash

Gardaí are investigating an accident that claimed the life of a 50-year-old man.

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A 50-YEAR-OLD farmer has died in a road traffic accident in Kerry.

The incident occurred at Behenagh, Kielduff in Tralee at approximately midday. No other vehicles were involved.

The victim was the sole occupant of his tractor, which struck a ditch.

An Garda Síochána has confirmed that the man was pronounced dead at the scene and was taken to Tralee General Hospital where a post-mortem has taken place.

The road was initially closed to facilitate Garda forensic collision investigators but has since reopened.

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses, or anyone who was in the Kielduff area between 11.45am and 12.15pm today, to contact them at Tralee Garda Station (066 7102300), The Garda Confidential Line (1800 666 111) or any Garda Station.

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