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Motorcylist dies in Kerry crash

The accident took place on the R551 at Ballyheigue, Co Kerry.
May 16th 2016, 7:57 AM 11,938 1

A MAN HAS died after his motorbike struck the footpath and a roadside pillar in Kerry yesterday evening.

The accident took place on the R551 at Ballyheigue, a coastal village approximately 18km north of Tralee.

Ballheigue Ballyheigue, Co Kerry. Source: Google Maps

The man, who was in his mid 30s, was pronounced dead at the scene. His body has been taken to University Hospital Kerry in Tralee where a post mortem will take place.

The diversions that were in place on the R551 have now been lifted.

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses to the incident. Anyone with information can contact the Tralee Garda Station on 066 7102300, The Garda Confidential Line, 1800 666111 or call to any Garda Station.

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