An 18-year-old man was killed when the car he was driving hit a tree in Co Galway, gardaí said today.
The crash happened shortly before 6am at Clonbrock, on the Ahascragh to Caltra road, in the east of the county.
A garda spokesman said: “Gardaí from Ballinasloe Garda station are investigating a single vehicle fatal road collision which happened shortly before 6am this morning.
“The 18-year-old male driver of a car was fatally injured when the car he was driving left the road and hit a tree.”
The man’s body was taken to hospital in Ballinasloe.