A woman in her 80s was fatally injured in a road collision yesterday morning in county Galway.

Shortly after 9am the Emergency services attended at the scene of serious road traffic collision between two vehicles on the R446 at Kilrickle, Loughrea.

The elderly woman, who was a passenger in one of the vehicles, was removed by ambulance to Portiuncula Hospital, Ballinasloe where she died a short time later.

Her name has not yet been released by gardai.

The other occupants of the vehicles involved sustained what are described as “minor injuries” and were also brought to Portiuncula Hospital for treatment.

Loughrea Gardaí are appealing for witnesses to the collision to come forward. Anyone with information is asked to contact Loughrea Garda Station 091 842870 or the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111.

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