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Fatal road traffic collision on the R336 at Baile Liam, Galway on the 20/1/16

Gardaí at An Spidéal are investigating a single vehicle fatal collision which occurred on the 20th January 2016.

At approximately 23.55hrs a male aged in his 20's was seriously injued when the car he was travelling in collided with a wall on the R336 at Baile Liam, An Spidéal. Gardaí along with units of the Fire and Ambulance Services attended the scene. The occupant of the car was removed from the vehicle and taken by ambulance to University Hospital Galway. He was later pronounced dead. The coroner has been notified.

Gardaí are at the scene and diversions are currently in place. Traffic approaching on the R336 from the Galway City direction is being diverted onto the Moycullen to Spiddal Road via Baile An tSagairt and City bound traffic approaching Spiddal from the Inverin direction is being detoured towards Moycullen from Spiddal Village.

Garda Forensic Collision Investigators will examine the scene later this morning.

Investigating Gardaí are appealing for witnesses. Anyone with information is asked to contact Gardaí at Salthill 091-514720 or the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111.