Cyclist dies in road tragedy

Gardaí and emergency services are currently attending the scene of a fatal road traffic collision on Cootehill Road, close to Monaghan town, in Co. Monaghan, today, Saturday, October 21.

The collision involved a car and a bicycle and occurred this afternoon at approximately 1.20pm.

A female cyclist, aged in her 70’s, was pronounced deceased at the scene. Her body has been removed to Monaghan Hospital where a post mortem will take place.

The road is currently closed for an examination by Forensic Collision Investigators. Local diversions are in place.

Gardaí are appealing to anyone who may have witnessed this collision to contact them.

Any road users or pedestrians who may have camera footage (including dash-cam), and who were travelling on Cootehill Road, Co. Monaghan, today, Saturday, October 21, between 12.30-1.30pm, are asked to make this footage available to Gardaí.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Monaghan Garda Station on 047 77200, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any Garda station.