Update: Cyclist killed in collision with car in West Cork

Update: Cyclist killed in collision with car in West Cork
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Update: A cyclist has been killed following a collision on the N71 in West Cork.

The woman, who was in her late 40s, suffered fatal injuries after she was in collision with a car in the townland of Aghills, Skibbereen, at around 1pm. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

Her body has been removed to Cork University Hospital for a post mortem. Details of the victim have not been released until her family and relatives are informed.

The driver of the car, a woman in her late 50s, was uninjured.

The scene has been preserved and a large section of the N71 has been closed to traffic pending an examination by garda forensic collision investigators.

The road is expected to remain closed until late this evening.

Gardaí in Clonakilty have appealed for witnesses to the fatal road traffic accident to contact them at Clonakilty garda station.

Local diversions are in place and motorists have been asked to drive with extra care on the diversion route and to expect some delays.

Earlier: Gardaí have closed a section of the N71 between Rosscarbery and Skibbereen in West Cork following a serious road traffic accident this afternoon.

Gardaí say a serious collision occurred earlier near Derryleigh Cross Roads.

There are no details yet on the nature of the collision.

Local diversions are in place and motorists have been asked to drive with extra care on the diversion route and to expect some delays.

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