A Mayo man has died in a road traffic collision in Mexico.

55-year-old Ambrose Blaine originally from Killala but living in Malahide died in a collision on Monday last November 15th.

Mr Blaine, a married father of three is a pilot and worked in a consultancy capacity for Turkish airlines.

The Irish Times is reporting that the incident happened at about 7.20am on Monday, local time. It is believed Mr Blaine suffered severe head injuries and, despite the efforts of a hospital neurosurgeon did not regain consciousness.

Mr Blaine and three Irish companions were biking the Baja Peninsula as part of a journey, begun in 2016 and which was taking them in stages annually from southern Argentina to Alaska, travelling the Pan-American Highway.

The four bikers left Ireland in November 6th to pick up where they left off last year and hoped to enter the United States on this leg of the journey, biking for 25 days.

It is understood Mr Blaine and the others had left their overnight accommodation early on Monday and were going for coffee when the crash happened.

Mexico police are investigating the accident and it is understood that the Irish embassy in Mexico city is assisting the three bikers. Considerable formalities will have to be gone through before Mr Blaine’s remains can be repatriated to Ireland.

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