Gardai in Tuam are investigating a single vehicle fatal road collision at Willaimstown in the early hours of this morning.

The collision occurred at 2.20am this morning on the Williamstown to Castlerea rd(R360), about a half a mile outside Williamstown.

The male driver, aged 19, was seriously injured and later pronounced dead at the scene. His name has not yet been released, but it's believed the young man is from the area.

His body was removed to the University Hospital Galway where a post mortem examination will take place.

The road is currently closed to traffic to facilitate a Forensic Collision examination and diversions are in place. The road is expected to remain closed until about 1.30pm to 2pm this afternoon.

Gardai are appealing for witnesses in particular for anyone who may have been on that stretch of road between 1.45am and 2.10am to contact them at Tuam Garda station on 093 70840, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any Garda station.

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