Wednesday, May 24, 2023

A motorcyclist in his twenties has died following a single vehicle accident which occurred in the early hours of this morning at the Kilmartin Roundabout area on the Dublin Road in Athlone.

Gardaí are currently at the scene of the collision that occurred at approximately 2.20 a.m. this morning. The motorcyclist, a man in his 20s, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The Kilmartin Roundabout is currently closed and the services of forensic collision investigators have been requested. Junction 10 on the N6 is also closed and there are diversions via Junction 9.

Road users travelling between Athlone and Moate are advised to use the M6 as a portion of the R446 is also currently closed. Gardaí are appealing for any witnesses to this collision to come forward.

Any road users who may have camera footage (including dash-cam) and were travelling in the Kilmartin Roundabout area of Athlone between 2am and 2:30am are asked to make this footage available to Gardaí.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Athlone Garda Station on 090 649 2600, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111, or any Garda Station.

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