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Man in his 70s dies while cycling after collision with motorist near Mullingar

A man in his 70s was killed in a road traffic collision involving his bicycle and a car driven by a woman of around the same age on the Mullingar to Kells road today.

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Gardai are looking for witnesses to the collision which occurred on the N52 around 4 miles or 6.4km north of Mullingar at around 3.45pm this afternoon.

“The man in his 70s was pronounced dead at the scene. The body of the deceased was removed to Midlands Regional Hospital with a postmortem examination expected to take place tomorrow in Tullamore hospital,” said Celine Ross of the Garda press office.

The motorist was described as a female in her 70s and was uninjured.

Ross added: “The scene of the collision is being examined by Garda forensic collision investigators and the road will remain closed overnight.”

“Investigating Gardaí are appealing for witnesses or anyone with information is asked to contact Mullingar Garda Station 044-9384000, the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111 or any Garda station.”

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