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Cyclist dies after collision with car

The driver of the car was taken to hospital with injuries that are not life-threatening.
May 17th 2014, 4:08 PM 17,357 17

A POST-MORTEM is due to take place on the body of a man who died in a collision outside Ballyhaunis today.

Gardaí at Swinford are investigating the fatal road traffic collision in which the male cyclist, who was in his late 40s, died.

The incident occurred on the Ballaghaderreen Road, Classaghroe, about a mile outside Ballyhaunis. The cyclist collided with a car at around 11.45am today.

The man was pronounced dead at the scene and has been removed to the morgue in Castlebar, where a post-mortem is due to take place.

The driver of the car was taken to Mayo General and does not have life-threatening injuries.

The road is currently closed for forensic collision investigations.

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Gardaí are appealing for anyone with information to contact Swinford Garda Station on 094 9252990.

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