Two killed in separate motorcycle crashes

Sunday, April 18

Two motorcyclists have been killed in separate road crashes in Monaghan and Meath.

A motorcyclist in his 40s died in a road crash in Co Monaghan on the N2 near Tullyvin at around 5.10pm yesterday evening.

He was pronounced dead at the scene.

His body was taken to Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Drogheda where a post-mortem examination will take place.

Garda Forensic Collision Investigators attended the scene last night and the N2 is currently closed.

Local diversions are in place.

Gardaí are appealing to anyone who may have witnessed this incident to come forward. Anyone with any information is asked to contact Castleblayney Garda Station on 042 974 7900, the Garda Confidential Line.

Separately, in Athboy in Co Meath, a man in his 30s was killed after his motorbike collided with a car on the N51 at Caucestown.

It happened at around 6pm last evening.

Gardaí are appealing to anyone who may have witnessed the crash to contact them.

The deaths come after gardai issued an appeal on Friday urging motorcyclists to take care on the roads following a number of fatalities so far this year.

To date 34 people have been killed on Irish roads, including eight motorcyclists.