A man in his 50s has been killed after his motorcycle was in collision with a car in Galway overnight.
The crash happened on the N17 at Polkeen, Castlegar, at approximately 9.45pm.
The 52-year-old victim was brought to University Hospital Galway where he was pronounced dead a short time later.
The driver of the car was uninjured.
The road was closed to facilitate an examination by Garda Forensic Collision Investigators which is scheduled to take place this morning.
Traffic travelling from Galway City on the N17 is being diverted at Parkmore. Traffic travelling from Tuam direction on the N17 is being diverted at Claregalway.
Traffic from both side is able to return to the N17 via Carnmore Cross.
Witnesses are asked to contact Galway Garda Station on 091-538000, The Garda Confidential Telephone Line 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station.