A man in his 60s was killed in an accident involving a tractor earlier this afternoon, Saturday, June 6, according to An Garda Síochána.

In a statement this evening, a Garda spokesperson confirmed:

“Gardaí are currently at the scene of a fatal road traffic collision involving a tractor and a pedal cyclist, that occurred on Church Road in Gowran, Co. Kilkenny at approximately 3:45pm today, Saturday, June 6.

A male cyclist, aged in his 60s, received fatal injuries as a result of the collision. His body was removed St. Luke’s General Hospital, Kilkenny, and will later be transferred to University Hospital Waterford where a post-mortem will be conducted.

No other injuries were reported, the Garda representative added.

The road is currently closed and the scene is being examined by Forensic Collision Investigators. Local diversions are in place.

“Gardaí in Goresbridge are appealing for any witnesses to this collision to come forward and are also appealing for any road users who may have camera footage (including dash-cam) who were travelling on Church Road between 3:30pm and 3:45pm to make this footage available to Gardaí.

“Anyone with information is asked to contact Goresbridge Garda Station on: 059-9775202; the Garda Confidential Line on: 1800-666-111; or any Garda station,” the Garda statement concluded.