Motorist (70s) and motorcyclist (20s) dead following Cork road crash

Motorist (70s) and motorcyclist (20s) dead following Cork road crash

The fatal crash which took place at Deerpark, Charleville, County Cork. Picture Brendan Gleeson

TWO fatalities have occurred following a fatal road traffic collision between a car and a motorcycle that occurred on the N20, Rathgoggin North, in Charleville earlier this afternoon.

The fatal road traffic collision occurred at approximately 2pm this afternoon.

The driver of the car, a man aged in his early 70s, and the driver of the motorcycle, a man aged 20 years, were both fatally injured during the collision. The bodies of both men remain at the scene at this time.

 The fatal crash which took place at Deerpark, Charleville, County Cork. Picture Brendan Gleeson
The fatal crash which took place at Deerpark, Charleville, County Cork. Picture Brendan Gleeson

Forensic Collision Investigators are examining the scene and the road is currently closed with local diversions in place.

Gardaí are appealing for any witnesses to this collision to come forward. They are also appealing for any road users who may have camera footage (including dash-cam), who were travelling in the area between 1.30pm and 3pm to make this footage available to Gardaí.

 The fatal crash which took place at Deerpark, Charleville, County Cork. Picture Brendan Gleeson
The fatal crash which took place at Deerpark, Charleville, County Cork. Picture Brendan Gleeson

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Mallow Garda Station on 022 31450, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any Garda station.

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