Cyclist dies after collision with car in Laois

A 51-year-old cyclist has been killed after he was hit by a car in Co Laois.

It happened on the Mountmellick to Emo Road at Knightstown at 9.15am this morning.

The driver of the car, a woman in her twenties, is being treated for minor injuries at Portlaoise hospital.

Gardaí in Portlaoise are investigating and are appealing for witnesses.

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