Man out cycling killed this morning in collision with motorist on Gap of Dunloe

A man in his 30s was killed in a collision with a driver of a car on the Gap of Dunloe this morning near Killarney in Kerry.

Sean Mac Seoin at the Garda press office said: “At approximately 8am a man in his 30s was fatally injured when he was struck by a car while cycling on the Gap of Dunloe Road near Beaufort. He was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the car was uninjured.”

He added: “Garda forensic collision investigators and scenes of crime officers are currently examining the crash site. The road is closed and local diversions are in place. The local Coroner will be notified.”

“Gardaí are appealing for witnesses to contact them at Killarney Garda Station 064-6671160 or the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111.”

I am editor of IrishCycle.com and have reported on and commented on cycling in Ireland for over a decade. My background is in journalism -- I have a BA in Journalism from DCU and HDip in Print Journalism from BCFE. I wrote about cycling for national newspapers, and then started CyclingInDublin.com for overflow stories. Later the website was re-branded to reflect a more national focus.

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