Garda investigation underway as man (40s) killed in crash
A man in his early 40s has died in a fatal road traffic collision this afternoon.
The man was driving on the M6 Athlone westbound approaching the Ballinasloe East exit at 3:20pm this afternoon when the single vehicle collision occurred.
He was removed to Portiuncula Hospital Ballinasloe where he was pronounced dead.
A female passenger was also taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
The road was closed earlier for investigation, but has now reopened.