Man killed in Monivea road crash named as Briarhill local

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A man who was killed in road traffic collision on the Monivea road on Thursday afternoon has been named as William Donoghue from Briarhill.

The 70 year old Mr. Donoghue lost his life in a crash on the Monivea road between Carnmore Cross and Briarhill junction shortly after 1pm on Thursday afternoon.

Mr. Donoghue was driving his car when it collided with a trash truck. The driver of the truck was uninjured.

The road was closed while garda forensics units analysed the scene.

Gardaí are still investigating the reasons behind the accident and have appealed to the public for information or witnesses.

Any with any information is asked to contact Galway Garda station at 091-538000.