60-year-old dies after tractor accident in Northern Ireland

A 60-year-old man has died after a two-vehicle collision, which involved a tractor, in Hilltown, Co. Down, the Police Service of Northern Ireland has confirmed to Agriland.

The PSNI said that the fatal accident happened last night, August 15 and the man has been named as Patrick Gerald Lively.

Constable Stephen Dickson, Collision Investigation Unit said that the incident occurred at approximately 6.00pm last night on the Bryansford Road at the junction with the Kinnahalla Road in Hilltown.

“I would appeal to anyone who was in the area at this time and who may have information which would assist our enquiries to contact the Collision Investigation Unit at Sprucefield on the non-emergency number 101.

“The Bryansford Road/Kinnahalla Road is currently closed and will remain so for some time. Local diversions are in place,” he said.

The news comes as Gardai in the Republic of Ireland are today investigating a fatal road traffic collision that occurred last night in the county after a motorcyclist was killed after his bike collided with a cow.

The fatal accident happened at approximately 10.15pm at Clarkes Cross, Navan.

The collision occurred on the Navan to Athboy road N51 (approximately two miles outside Navan). The cow was also killed in the collision.

The male motorcyclist, who was 28 years old, was fatally injured and pronounced dead at the scene. His body has been removed to the mortuary at Navan Hospital and a post mortem is to be arranged.

Gardai have said that the road is currently closed to facilitate a forensic collision examination. Local diversions are in place and it is expected that the road will remain closed until lunchtime