A motorcyclist has died in Co Meath after his bike collided with a cow.
The accident occurred at around 10.15pm on the Navan to Athboy road N51, approximately two miles outside Navan.
The male 28-year-old motorcyclist was fatally injured and pronounced dead at the scene.
His body has been removed to the mortuary at Navan Hospital.
A post mortem is to be arranged.
The road is currently closed to facilitate a forensic collision examination and local diversions are in place, it is expected will remain closed until lunchtime.
MEATH: Navan to Athboy Rd closed in all directions at Clarkes Cross due to collision. Diversions are in place. https://t.co/9H7eVw9Wjc— AA Roadwatch (@aaroadwatch) August 16, 2016
Gardaí are appealing for witnesses and anyone who may have been on that stretch of road between 10pm and 10.15pm is asked to contact them at Navan Garda Station on 046 9036100, The Garda Confidential Line, 1800 666111 or any Garda Station.