Motorcyclist killed in crash in Co Wicklow

The crash happened on the N81 near Blessington last night

Motorcyclist killed in crash in Co Wicklow

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A motorcyclist has died following a crash in Co Wicklow last night.

The crash happened at around 8.40pm on the N81 near Blessington when a motorbike hit a car.

The motorcyclist - a 49-year-old man - was pronounced dead at the scene.

The man's body has been been taken to Naas Hospital, where a post-mortem examination will be carried out.

The driver of the car was not injured.

Gardaí say the N81 at Tinode on the Dublin side of Blessington is closed to traffic this morning in both directions while a forensic exam is carried out.

Local diversions are in place.

Any witnesses are being asked to to contact Baltinglass Garda Station on 059-648-2610 or the Confidential Line on 1800-666-111.