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Young man (18) killed and friend injured in Gort collision

One teenager died and another was injured in a single vehicle road accident in Gort, Co Galway overnight.

GardaĆ­ are investigating the circumstances surrounding the crash which occurred two miles outside Gort on the old Ennis to Gort road (N81) at 11.40pm last night.

The 18-year-old driver of the car was seriously injured in the collision. He was taken to University Hospital Galway where he later died.

His male passenger, also aged 18 was also injured and taken to the same hospital where his condition is described as stable.

The scene of the collision remains closed pending a Garda forensic collision examination, diversions are in place.

Anyone who may have witnessed this collision is asked to contact Gort Garda Station on 091 636400 the Garda Confidential Line 1-800-666-111 or any Garda Station.