Man dies following three-car collision on M6

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A man in his 80s has died following a collision involving three cars on the M6 in Co. Galway at around 2pm this afternoon.

The driver of one of the cars was pronounced dead at the scene, while a male in his 70s and female in her 20s were taken to UHG to be treated for their injuries which are understood to be non-life threatening.

Gardaí are currently at the scene on the M6 westbound between Junction 18 and Junction 19.

The road is currently closed to allow for a technical examination to be undertaken by Forensic Collision Investigators. Local diversions are in place.

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses to come forward and any road user with video footage is asked to make this available to investigating Gardaí.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Galway Garda station on 091 538 000, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any Garda station.