Man dies after crash between motorbike and truck on the M1

Southbound carriageway reopens between J4 and J5 in Dublin

 

A man has died after a crash between a motorbike and a truck on the M1 in the early hours of Wednesday morning.

Gardaí confirmed the incident happened between Junction 4 and Junction 5 about 1 am.

The male motorcyclist was pronounced dead at the scene and his body was taken to the city morgue. The truck driver was not injured.

AA Roadwatch said the southbound carriageway between Junction 4 Donabate and Junction 5 Balbriggan South remained closed for most of Wednesday morning, which had caused long traffic delays.

A garda spokesman asked for any witnesses to the incident to contact Balbriggan Garda Station on 01- 8020510, the Garda Confidential Telephone Line 1800 666 111 or any Garda station.

Separately, gardaí said emergency services at attending a crash at Junction 14 southbound on the M50 and for motorists to use alternative routes on Wednesday morning.