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20th Feb 2019

70-year-old man killed in traffic collision in Galway

Rory Cashin

The incident occurred on Tuesday night.

Gardaí are investigating a single vehicle fatal road traffic collision that occurred on the Ballinasloe to Laurencetown Road, at Sycamore Hill at approximately 8.30pm on Tuesday 19 February.

The sole occupant of the vehicle, a 70-year-old male driver was fatally injured when his car hit a wall.

His body was removed from scene and taken to the morgue at University Hospital Galway where a post-mortem will take place.

The road is currently closed pending an examination of the scene by Forensic Collision Investigators and local diversions are in place.

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses to this collision or anyone who may have travelled the road around the time of the collision to contact Ballinasloe Garda Station on 090-9631890, the Garda Confidential telephone Line 1800 66 111 or any Garda Station.

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