Man in his 80s dies following crash in Co Galway

The collision happened at Ballydoogan on the N65 Loughrea to Portumna Road this afternoon

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A man in his 80s has died following a car crash in Galway earlier today.

His car left the N65 Loughrea to Portumna Road at at Ballydoogan and collided with a tree shortly after 4pm.

The man - who was the sole occupant of the vehicle - was pronounced dead at the scene.

His body has been taken to Portiuncula Hospital, Ballinasloe.

The stretch of road is currently closed to facilitate a Garda forensic investigation. Local diversions are in place.

Gardai are appealing for witnesses to contact Loughrea Garda Station on 091-842-870, the Garda Confidential Telephone Line on 1800-666-111 or any Garda station.