Motorcyclist (52) dies following crash in Co Galway

The incident happened on the N17 at Polkeen, Castlegar, shortly before 10pm last night

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A motorcyclist has been killed in a crash in County Galway.

The 52-year-old man died after he collided with a car on the N17 at Polkeen, Castlegar, shortly before 10pm last night.

The man was brought to University Hospital Galway, where he was pronounced dead.

The driver of the car was uninjured.

The road is closed this morning for a forensic examination, and diversions are in place.

Witnesses are being asked to contact Galway Garda Station on 091-538000, the Garda Confidential Telephone Line on 1800-666-111 or any Garda station.