Young man dies after being struck by a car in the early hours of this morning
A young man has died after he was struck by a car in the early hours of this morning.
The incident occurred at around 5.30am in Loughrea, Co Galway.
The man was pronounced dead at the scene and his body has been removed to the Portiuncula Hospital in Ballinasloe where a post-mortem examination will be carried out.
The 19-year-old driver, who was travelling alone, was not injured.
The road has been closed for a technical examination and diversions are in place.
Gardai have appealed to anyone with information to contact Loughrea Garda Station on 091-841222 or the Garda Confidential line on 1800 666111.
They are anxious to speak to anyone who may have been travelling on the N66 Loughrea-Galway road through Loughrea town between 1.30am and 5.30am.