Cyclist (60s) dies in New Ross incident

By Dan Walsh

A male cyclist in his 60s has died in a road traffic incident on the R731 at Ballywilliam, near New Ross, earlier today.

The alarm was raised shortly before 1pm. It is understood the man was cycling in a group when the incident occurred.

Local sources told WexfordLocal.com that a gate may have opened onto the pathway of the cyclist and this will form part of the inquiry into the incident.  

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

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 051 426030, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111, or any Garda Station.

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