Tuesday 26 March 2019

Driver, 70, dies after car crashes into wall

The incident happened on the Ballinasloe to Laurencetown Road at Sycamore Hill on Tuesday evening.

A 70-year-old man has died after his car hit a wall in Co Galway (Niall Carson/PA)
A 70-year-old man has died after his car hit a wall in Co Galway (Niall Carson/PA)

By Cate McCurry, Press Association

A 70-year-old man was killed when his car hit a wall in Co Galway.

Gardai have launched an investigation into the single-vehicle crash, which happened on the Ballinasloe to Laurencetown Road at Sycamore Hill at around 8.30pm on Tuesday.

The driver, who was the only person in the car, died at the scene.

His body was taken to the morgue at University Hospital Galway, where a post-mortem examination is to take place.

The road is currently closed pending an examination of the scene by forensic collision investigators and local diversions are in place.

Gardai have appealed for witnesses or anyone who may have travelled on the road around the time of the incident to contact Ballinasloe garda station on 090 9631890, the garda confidential line on 1800 66 111, or any garda station.

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