Update: Woman found dead, another injured, on Galway road after 'fall from van'

Update 2pm: A young woman has died and another is seriously injured after apparently falling from a moving van in the early hours of this morning.

Update: Woman found dead, another injured, on Galway road after 'fall from van'

Update 2pm: A young woman has died and another is seriously injured after apparently falling from a moving van in the early hours of this morning.

The women, both aged in their early 20s, were passengers in the vehicle as it was making its way past the Barna Road and Moycullen Road junction in Co Galway.

Gardaí were called to the scene at around 2.20am this morning.

Emergency services found the two women lying seriously injured on the roadside.

They were given medical treatment at the scene before being taken to University Hospital Galway.

One of the women was later pronounced dead and a post-mortem examination is to be carried out.

The second woman remains seriously ill in hospital where her condition is described as stable.

It is believed the van they were travelling in was not involved in a collision.

No arrests have been made and gardaí said their investigations into the "unusual" incident are ongoing.

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses or anyone with information, particularly those who may have been travelling on the N59, Galway-Moycullen Road or the Barna-Moycullen Road, Co Galway this morning, between the hours of 1.45am and 3.15am, to contact them at Salthill Garda Station on 091 514720, The Garda Confidential Line, 1800 666111 or any Garda station.

Earlier:

A woman has died and another has been injured in a road accident in Co Galway today.

The accident happened at the Barna Road/Moycullen Road junction this morning at around 2.20am.

Two women, both aged in their early 20s, were discovered seriously injured on the roadside.

They both received medical assistance at the scene and were taken to University Hospital Galway.

One of the women was later pronounced dead. A post mortem is to be arranged.

The second woman remains in a stable condition.

The scene has been preserved for technical examination and to facilitate Garda Forensic Collision Investigators.

No arrests have been made, and investigations are on-going.

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses or anyone with information, particularly those who may have been travelling on the N59, Galway-Moycullen Road or the Barna-Moycullen Road, Co Galway this morning, between the hours of 1.45am and 3.15am, to contact them at Salthill Garda Station on 091 514720, The Garda Confidential Line, 1800 666111 or any Garda station.

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