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Fatal Road Traffic Collision – N55 Co.Westmeath – 9th October 2023

Issue Date: 9th October 2023

Gardaí and emergency services attended the scene of a fatal road traffic collision involving a motorcycle and a car on Monday evening, 9th October 2023 in County Westmeath.

The incident occurred on the N55 at Lissoy at around 5.50pm. The motorcyclist, a male in his late 50s, was fatally injured following the collision.

His body has since been removed to Midland Regional Hospital, Mullingar where a post-mortem will now take place. No other injuries have been reported.

The road will remain closed overnight to traffic with diversions in place on the N55 between Athlone and Ballymahon.

Garda Forensic Collision Investigators will carry out an examination of the scene tomorrow morning.

Gardaí are appealing to any person who may have witnessed this collision to contact them. Road users with camera footage (including dash-cam) who were travelling in the area at the time are asked to make this available to Gardaí.   Anyone with information is asked to contact Athlone Garda station on 090 649 2600 the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111, or any Garda Station.