Renewed appeal for witnesses to fatal Athlone crash

Gardaí are continuing to investigate a single vehicle fatal road traffic collision involving a motorcycle that occurred at approximately 2:20am on Wednesday, May 24, in the Kilmartins Roundabout area on the Dublin Road in Athlone.

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

He has since been named as Seamus 'Seamie' McCormack, of Altown in Garrycastle, and Ballymore,

The road was closed for a time in order for a technical examination to be conducted by Forensic Collision Investigators but has since reopened.

Gardaí are continuing to appeal for any witnesses to this collision to come forward.

Any road users who may have camera footage (including dash-cam) and were travelling on the R446 between Athlone and Moate on Wednesday between 1:45am and 2:30am as well as in the area of the Kilmartins Roundabout 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.