Teenage girl killed in Oughterard car crash


A teenage girl lost her life in a single vehicle crash in the early hours of Sunday morning in Oughterard.

The girl, a passenger in the car, was killed in the crash which occurred at Porridgetown, Oughterard shortly after 1am on Sunday morning.

Her body was taken to the mortuary at University Hospital Galway, and a postmortem examination will now take place.

The driver a the car, a 21 year old man, was uninjured in the crash.

Garda are asking anyone with information, in particular any drivers who were on the road and may have dashcam footage, to come forward.

Anyone with relevant information is asked to contact Salthill Garda Station on 091 514 720, the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111 or any Garda station.

This morning’s collision marks seven people killed on Ireland’s road this weekend.