Two men (aged 60) have been killed in separate collisions while the death toll rises to 67

Two men in their 60s died on Ireland’s roads today in separate collisions in Cork and Kerry, while the death toll on our roads rises to 67.

Motorcyclist (60s) died after a collision with a single vehicle in Co Kerry today.

The incident happened just after 4pm in Springfield, Ballyvelly, Tralee. The man was pronounced dead at the scene a short time later.

His body was taken to Kerry University Hospital where an autopsy will be ordered and the local coroner has been notified.

Garda Forensic Collision Investigators are investigating the crash site and local diversions are being put in place.

Meanwhile, a second man died in a traffic accident in Co Cork on Tuesday afternoon.

The driver, in his 60s, was pronounced dead at the scene.

His body was taken to Cork University Hospital where an autopsy will take place. No other injuries were reported.

Gardaí and emergency services visited the scene of the incident, which took place in Drishanebeg, Skibbereen, Co Cork at around 1.30pm on Tuesday.

Forensic collision investigators attended to conduct a technical investigation.

The number of people killed on Irish roads so far this year is up by 25 compared to the same point in 2021.

As of Tuesday evening, 67 people had died in traffic accidents across the country. This includes 10 pedestrians, 33 drivers, 14 motorcyclists, eight passengers, one e-scooter driver and one cyclist.

In the same period last year, a total of 42 people were killed on Irish roads across the country. The total number of road accidents to date has also increased from 39 in 2021 to 64 in 2022.

Meanwhile, Gardaí in Tralee and Clonakilty are appealing for witnesses to today’s collisions to come forward and for those who have camera footage, including dashcam, to make it available to them.

Anyone with information can contact Clonakilty Garda Station on 023 882 1570 or Tralee Garda Station on 066-710 2300 023, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station. Two men (aged 60) have been killed in separate collisions while the death toll rises to 67

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