Gardai are appealing for witnesses following a fatal road collision on the N18 near Gort yesterday evening.
Two vehicles were involved in a crash at Kiltartan, between Ardrahan and Gort. shortly after 3.30pm yesterday, as Storm Barra raged across the West.
The driver of one of the cars was pronounced dead at the scene, and his body was removed to UHG for post-mortem examination.
He's been named locally as PJ Mahoney, who was living in the area.
PJ was a former champion hurler, and was goalkeeper on the Ardrahan team that won a number of senior county championships in the 1970's.
His family has been plunged into grief for the second time in just over a month, as PJ's wife died recently following an illness.
Gardai in Loughrea appealing for anyone who witnessed the collision, or drivers with dash-cam footage, to come forward.