A motorcyclist in his 40s has died following a crash outside Ballyhaunis yesterday afternoon.

The motorcycle collided with a car on the N83 at Johnstown, between Ballyhaunis and Cloonfad at about 3.30 yesterday afternoon.

He was airlifted to Galway University Hospital in a critical condition but since passed away.

A technical examination of the scene was carried out and the road was closed to traffic for some hours, but re-opened again last night.

Gardaí are appealing for anyone with information who may have witnessed the collision to contact them.


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