Motorcyclist killed on main Donegal to Sligo road

The deceased man was 66 years-old.
The deceased man was 66 years-old.

Two people have died after a road traffic collision on the main road between Donegal and Sligo.

The incident involved a motorcycle and a car and occurred on the N15 Sligo/Donegal Road on the Sligo town side of Cliffoney on Thursday at approximately 4pm.

The male (66) motorcyclist was seriously injured and pronounced dead at the scene, he was taken to Sligo University Hospital. The female driver of the car was also taken to hospital with minor injuries. The three children travelling in this car were uninjured.

The road is currently closed for a Forensic Collision examination and local diversions are in place , the road is expected to be closed until lunchtime on Friday.

Witnesses to the collision are asked to contact Sligo Garda station at 0719157000, the Garda Confidential Line 1 800 666 111 or any Garda Station.