Appeal after cyclist dies following Westmeath collision

The man aged in his 70s was fatally injured on the N52

Appeal after cyclist dies following Westmeath collision

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Gardaí are appealing for witnesses after a fatal road traffic collision in Westmeath.

It happened at 3.45pm Tuesday between a car and a pedal cyclist on the N52, four miles north of Mullingar.

The cyclist - a man aged in his 70s - was fatally injured and pronounced dead at the scene.

His body was removed to Midlands Regional Hospital.

A post mortem examination is expected to take place tomorrow in Tullamore Hospital.

The driver of the car, a woman aged in her 70s, was uninjured.

The scene 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 to contact Mullingar garda station on 044-938-4000, the Garda Confidential Line at 1800-666-111 or any garda station.