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Motorcyclist (20s) Dead Following Collision In Athlone

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Road users travelling between Athlone and Moate are advised to use the M6

A man has died following a road traffic collision in Athlone.

The single vehicle fatal road traffic collision involving a motorcycle ccurred at approximately 2:20am on Wednesday in the Kilmartins Roundabout area on the Dublin Road in Athlone, County Westmeath.

The motorcyclist, a man in his 20s, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The Kilmartins Roundabout is currently closed and the services of Forensic Collision Investigators have been requested. Junction 10 on the N6 is also closed and there are diversions via Junction 9.

Road users travelling between Athlone and Moate are advised to use the M6 as a portion of the R446 is also currently closed.

Gardaí are appealing for any witnesses to this collision to come forward.

Any road users who may have camera footage (including dash-cam) and were travelling in the Kilmartins Roundabout area of Athlone between 2am and 2:30am are asked to make this footage available to Gardaí.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Athlone Garda Station on 090 649 2600, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111, or any Garda Station.


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