Motorcylist dies in Kerry road traffic accident

Man in his mid-30s is the third motorcyclist to die this weekend

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A motorcyclist in his mid-30s has died in a road crash in north Kerry

The man, understood to have been from the area, appears to have lost control of his motorcycle and crashed at the grotto two miles from the village of Ballyheigue just before 7pm this evening. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

No other vehicles were involved, and gardaí are appealing for witnesses to contact Listowel and Ballyheigue garda stations.

A post-mortem examination will be carried out at University Hospital Kerry in Tralee. The road has been closed for a forensic examination.

A young man has died and another seriously injured in Co Derry, after a motorcycle and lorry crashed yesterday evening.

The incident happened on Agivey Road in Aghadowey, near Coleraine.

The PSNI said a 19-year-old man from nearby Kilrea, who was the pillion passenger on the motorcycle, died as a result of the collision.

It brings to three the number of motorcycle deaths in Ireland this weekend.

A motorbike rider died on Saturday after crashing during the Supertwins race at the Vauxhall International North West 200 in Co Antrim.

Englishman Malachi Mitchell-Thomas, 20, was killed on the approach to Black Hill during the third lap of the race.