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Man (20) dies after his motorcycle collides with tractor

The incident occurred at Tullaghanstown in Athboy this afternoon.

Image: Eamonn Farrell/Photocall Ireland

A MALE MOTORCYCLIST died in a collision in Co Meath today.

Gardaí in Athboy are investigating the two vehicle fatal road traffic collision, which  occurred at Tullaghanstown, Athboy, Co Meath at approximately 3.30pm.

They said a 20-year-old male motorcyclist was fatally injured when his motorcycle collided with a tractor and trailer.

He was pronounced dead at the scene and his body was removed to Navan Hospital. The driver of the tractor was uninjured.

This stretch of road was closed for a time to facilitate an examination by Garda Forensic Collision Investigators. It has since reopened.

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses to contact Athboy Garda Station on 046 9432201, the Garda Confidential Telephone Line 1800 666 111 or any garda station.

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