Man (80s) killed in three car motorway crash

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A man in his 80s was killed in three car crash on the M6 motorway near Athenry earlier today, and three others were injured.

Three cars were involved in a collision at the junction of the M6 and M17 motorways shortly before 1pm on Thursday.

The driver of one vehicle, a man in his 80s, was pronounced dead at the scene of the incident.

The passenger of this same vehicle, a woman also in her 80s, was taken to University Hospital Galway with serious injuries.

The drivers of the two other vehicles, women in their 20s and 60s respectively, were also taken to UHG with non-life threatening injuries.

The road was closed for a period of time as Forensic Collision Investigators examined the scene but has since re-opened.

Gardaí are appealing for any witnesses to this incident to come forward, particularly any drivers who may have dash cam footage, and make it available.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Galway Garda Station on 091 538000, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111, or any Garda Station.