67-year-old man on bicycle killed in Mayo after he was struck by a car

A 67-year-old man on a bicycle was fatally injured when he was struck by a car in south Mayo this morning, according to Gardai.

UPDATED: According to the Connaught Telegraph, the man has been named as Matt Walsh from Knockrooskey.

The collision occurred south of Westport at Knockakeery, Aughagower, Co Mayo.

“At approximately 11.30am a 67-year-old male cyclist was fatally injured when he was struck by a car on a minor road at Knockakeery near the village of Aughagower, approximately 5 miles from Westport. He was pronounced dead at the scene and later removed to Mayo General Hospital. The driver of the car, a female aged in her 40s, did not require hospital treatment,” said Sean Mac Seoin at the Garda press office.

The statement for the press office said that the road is closed to traffic and local diversions are in place. An examination of the scene by Garda forensic collision investigators is continuing. The local Coroner has been notified.

Investigating Gardaí are appealing for witnesses or anyone with information to contact Westport Garda Station at 098-50230 or the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111.

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