Male cyclist (60s) dies following Co Wexford crash

A man in his 60s has died after being injured in a crash in Co Wexford yesterday. 

The cyclist was injured following an incident on the R731 at Ballywilliam, New Ross that took place shortly before 1 pm.

Gardaí said the man, aged in his 60s, was out cycling with a group of other cyclists on the R731 at Ballywilliam, New Ross, around 1 pm yesterday when the man is understood to have struck a tree as the group swerved to avoid an obstruction on the road.

He was treated by emergency services personnel but was pronounced dead at the scene a short time later.

His body was removed to the mortuary at University Hospital Waterford where a post-mortem will now take place in due course. The local coroner has been notified.

No vehicles were involved in the incident but local diversions were put in place to allow for a technical examination by Garda Forensic Collision Investigators.

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses to come forward and to those with camera footage, including dash-cam, to make it available to them.

Anyone with information is asked to contact New Ross Garda Station on 051 426030, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111, or any Garda Station

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