Young man killed in N63 traffic collision

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A man his 20s was killed in a crash on the N63 in east Galway on Sunday afternoon.

The single vehicle collision occurred on the N63 in the townland of Creeveroe, Newbridge, Ballinasloe at approximately 12:45pm today.

A man in his 20s, who was a passenger of the vehicle, was fatally injured during the collision and pronounced dead at the scene.

His body has been taken to Portiuncula University Hospital where a post-mortem will take place.

The driver of the car, also a man in his 20s, is receiving medical attention at Portiuncula University Hospital.

The road remains closed at this time and local diversions are in place.

Gardaí are appealing to any person who may have witnessed this collision to contact them.

Any road users who were travelling on the N63 (the main road between Roscommon and Galway) this afternoon between 12.20pm and 1.00pm and who may have camera (including dash cam) footage, is asked to make this available to investigating Gardaí.

Anyone with any information in relation to this incident is asked to contact Ballinasloe Garda Station on 090 963 1890, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any Garda station.