Motorcyclist killed in Athlone crash

A motorcyclist in his 20s has died following a crash in Athlone in the early hours of this morning (Wednesday).

Gardaí remain at the scene of single vehicle crash which happened at approximately 2.20am at the Kilmartins Roundabout area on the Dublin Road.

The motorcyclist, a man in his 20s, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The Kilmartins Roundabout is currently closed and the services of Forensic Collision Investigators have been requested. Junction 10 on the N6 is also closed and there are diversions via Junction 9. (UPDATE: The road closures have since been lifted)

Gardaí are appealing for any witnesses to this collision to come forward.

Any road users who may have camera footage (including dash-cam) and were travelling in the Kilmartins Roundabout area of Athlone between 2am and 2:30am are asked to make this footage available to Gardaí.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Athlone Garda Station on 090 649 2600, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111, or any Garda Station.