A man in his 40s has died after the motorbike he was riding collided with a tractor on the Aughrim Road in Magherafelt shortly after 8:00p.m last night (June 7).

The collision involved a red Massey Ferguson tractor and a black Triumph Daytona motorbike.

The rider of the motorbike was brought to hospital but died shortly afterwards from his injuries.

The road remains closed while an investigation into the collision takes place.

Sergeant Amanda McIvor has appealed to anyone who witnessed the collision, including another motorcyclist seen in the area at the time, or who has dash-cam footage which could assist officers with their enquiries, to contact the Collision Investigation Unit on 101, quoting reference number 1977 07/06/22.

Farm death

In other tragic news, a man in his 60s died as a result of an accident on his farm in Co. Kerry last week.

Emergency services were called to the scene at Ranaleen, Currow at around midday last Thursday (June 2), however, it is understood that the man died at the scene.

In a statement, An Garda Síochána told Agriland that officers attended the scene of “a fatal workplace accident” which occurred at approximately 12:20p.m.

“A man in his 60s was pronounced dead at the scene. His body has since been removed to University Hospital Kerry (UHK) where a post mortem will be conducted at a later date,” the garda spokesperson said.

The Health and Safety Authority (HSA) also confirmed to Agriland that it is aware of the incident and it has launched an investigation.