A young man has died following a horror crash in Co Galway on Sunday afternoon.
The incident occurred at around 12:45 pm on the N63 in the townland of Creeveroe, Newbridge, Ballinasloe.
Gardai rushed to the scene, where they found the man in his 20s who was fatally injured and was pronounced dead.
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Officers have confirmed that his body was taken to Portiuncula University Hospital where a post-mortem will take place.
Meanwhile, the driver of the car, a second man aged in his 20s, is receiving medical attention at Portiuncula University Hospital.
The road remains closed at this time, local diversions are in place, and Gardaí are appealing to any person who may have witnessed this collision to contact them.
A garda spokesperson confirmed: “Gardaí are currently at the scene of a fatal road traffic collision that occurred on the N63 in Ballinasloe, Co. Galway this afternoon, Sunday 5th February 2023.
“The single-vehicle collision occurred on the N63 in the townland of Creeveroe, Newbridge, Ballinasloe at approximately 12.45 pm today.
“A male passenger of the vehicle (aged in his 20s) was fatally injured during the collision and pronounced dead at the scene. His body has been taken to Portiuncula University Hospital where a post-mortem will take place.
“The driver of the car, a male aged in his 20s, is receiving medical attention at Portiuncula University Hospital.
“The road remains closed at this time and local diversions are in place.
“Gardaí are appealing to any person who may have witnessed this collision to contact them”.
Any road users who were travelling on the N63 (the main road between Roscommon and Galway) this afternoon between 12.20 pm and 1.00 pm and who may have camera (including dash cam) footage, is asked to make this available to investigating Gardaí.
Anyone with any information in relation to this incident is asked to contact Ballinasloe Garda Station on 090 963 1890, the Garda Confidential Line at 1800 666 111, or any Garda station.
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