Young man killed in car crash near Tuam


A young man was killed in a car crash near Tuam which occurred in the early hours of the morning on Saturday.

Gardaí are currently at the scene of a single car crash which occurred on the R347 near Ballyglunin, Tuam at approximately 2:50am on Saturday morning.

The driver of the car, a man in his 20s, was killed in the collision.

The young man was pronounced dead at the scene. Fortunately, no other injuries have been reported.

The man’s body was removed to University Hospital Galway, where a postmortem will take place at a later date.

The scene is currently preserved pending an examination by Forensic Collision Investigators.

The R347 between Annagh Hill and Palm Tree junction is currently closed with local diversions in place.

Gardaí are appealing for any witnesses to this crash to come forward.

They are also appealing for any road users who may have camera footage (including dash-cam) and were travelling in the area between 2:30am and 3:00am to make this footage available to Gardaí.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Tuam Garda Station on 093 708 40, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111, or any Garda station.