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A 72-year-old cyclist was killed in a car crash this morning

The incident occured at Lehinch, Co Tipperary, near the Galway border.

AN ELDERLY CYCLIST has died this morning after a collision with a car along the Tipperary/Galway border.

The incident occurred at Lehinch at around 9.30 am, when a car travelling on the N65 Borrisokane to Portumna road collided with a 72-year-old man as he rode his bike.

He was pronounced dead at the scene, and taken to University Hospital Limerick where a post mortem is due to be carried out later today.

portumna A section of the N65 on the Galway/Tipperary border Source: Google Street View

The 51-year-old female driver and sole occupant of the vehicle, was uninjured.

Today’s incident brings to 190 the number of people killed on Irish roads in 2014 so far.

That’s nine more than at the same time last year.

The road has been closed for a forensic examination, and diversions are in place.

Gardaí are asking for witnesses to call Borrisokane Garda station on 067-27101, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800-666-111, or contact any Garda station.

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