Mother and teenage son killed as car hits tree
A mother and son have died after their car crashed into a tree, gardai said.
The incident happened at Ballaghlea, Ballygar, in Co Galway at about 9.45pm on Sunday.
The driver, in her 30s, and her 14-year-old son were the only occupants of the car.
No other vehicle was involved.
Investigating gardai said the pair were fatally injured when the car they were traveling in hit a tree.
"Both were pronounced dead at the scene and taken to University Hospital Galway for a post-mortem examination," a Garda spokesman added.