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Witness Appeal - Fatal Traffic Incident in County Carlow - April 24th, 2024

Issue Date: 25th April 2024

Gardaí in Carlow are appealing for witnesses following a fatal traffic incident in County Carlow on Wednesday, April 24th, 2024.

Shortly before 11 pm, Gardaí and Emergency Services responded to a road traffic incident on a local road between Rathoe and Ballon at Sandbrook, involving a motorcycle and a car.

The motorcyclist, a male in his 30s, was pronounced deceased at the scene. The car involved was found burnt out at the location, and the occupants of the car failed to remain at the scene.

The body of the deceased remains at the scene, which is preserved for a full forensic and technical examination.

The road is currently closed to traffic. The local Coroner and Office of the State Pathologist have been notified, and a post-mortem examination will be arranged. All the circumstances of this incident are being investigated, a Senior Investigating Officer (SIO) has been appointed and an incident room has been established at Carlow Garda Station.

Gardaí are appealing for any witnesses to this collision to come forward. Road users with camera footage (including dash-cam) who were traveling on the road between Rathoe and Ballon or the in surrounding areas, between 10:00 pm and midnight on Wednesday, April 24th, 2024, are asked to make this footage available to Gardaí.

Anyone with information regarding this collision is urged to contact Carlow Garda Station at 059 913 6620, the Garda Confidential Line at 1800 666 111, or any Garda station.