Cyclist dies following collision in Co Louth

The incident happened at Birch’s Lane, Blackrock

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A male cyclist has died following a crash in County Louth.

The accident happened shortly before 7am this morning at Birch’s Lane, Blackrock.

The man in his 50s was pronounced dead at the scene a short time later.

His body was removed to Louth County Hospital for a post-mortem examination and the local coroner has been notified.

The road is currently closed and local diversions are in place.

Gardaí are appealing for anyone who travelled on Birch’s Lane between 4am and 7am to contact them at Dundalk Garda Station on 049-938-8400 or the Garda Confidential Line on 1800-666-111.