A FATHER has died following a single vehicle crash outside Loughrea in Co Galway this afternoon.
The 45-year-old Ballinasloe man was travelling with his nine-year-old son on the old Dublin Road at 2pm when the accident occurred.
The man was pronounced dead at the scene at Moyleen, Loughrea and his remains removed to hospital. His young son was also taken to hospital but his injuries are not serious.
The crash occurred between Loughrea and Ballinasloe close to the Portumna turn-off. Gardai carried out a forensic examination of the scene and traffic was reduced to one lane in the area for a number of hours.