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Motorcyclist (68) killed after bike hits ditch in Co Cork

The man was pronounced dead at the scene. His body has been removed to the morgue at CUH.

The R585, near where the crash happened.
The R585, near where the crash happened.
Image: Google Streetview

A MOTORCYCLIST HAS died after his bike struck a ditch in Co Cork this morning.

It happened at Cousane on the Kealkil to Coppeen Rd (R585), also known as the Bantry Line, at around 11.10am.

The 68-year-old was pronounced dead at the scene. His body has been removed to the morgue at Cork University Hospital.

No one else was injured.

A section of the road has been closed as forensic tests are carried out, and diversions have been put in place.

Witnesses are being asked to contact Clonakilty Garda Station on 023 882 1570, the Garda Confidential Telephone Line on 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station.

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