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Dublin: 3°C Wednesday 20 January 2021

Motorcyclist (49) killed in Wicklow traffic collision

The fatal collision took place on the N81 near Blessington last night.

The N18, which passes through Blessington.
The N18, which passes through Blessington.
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A 49-YEAR-OLD MAN has been killed in a road traffic collision between a motorbike and a car in Co Wicklow.

The incident occurred at around 8.40pm last night on the N81 near Blessington.

He was pronounced dead at the scene a short time later. The driver of the car was uninjured.

The body of the man was later removed to Naas Hospital. The local coroner has been notified and a post-mortem examination will be carried out.

The N81 at Tinode on the Dublin side of Blessington is currently closed to traffic in both directions and local diversions are in place. Garda forensic collision investigators are currently at the scene.

Investigating gardaí are appealing for witnesses to contact Baltinglass Garda Station 059 6482610 or the Confidential Line 1800 666 111.

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