Woman dies after collision at popular Irish tourist spot Gap of Dunloe
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Woman dies after collision at popular Irish tourist spot Gap of Dunloe

A WOMAN in her 60s has died as a result of a road traffic collision at the Gap of Dunloe in Co. Kerry.

The female cyclist collided with a 4 X 4 vehicle at approximately 3pm on Tuesday, May 30 and was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of the 4 X 4 vehicle was not injured.

The woman, who was an American tourist, was killed after her bicycle collided with the 4x4 vehicle as it was towing a trailer, local paper The Kerryman reports.

The road has been closed to facilitate an examination by Garda Forensic Collision Investigators.

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Investigating Gardaí are appealing for witnesses.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Killarney Garda Station 064 6671160 the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station.

At the weekend a 54-year-old male cyclist was airlifted to hospital after he collided with a car in Ballina, Co. Mayo.

The cyclist received serious injuries and was airlifted to Mayo University Hospital in a critical condition.

The man died yesterday as a result of his injuries.

Nine cyclists have been killed on Irish roads this year, including the woman killed yesterday.

In 2016, a total of six cyclists died.

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