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The N17 at Knockdoe remains closed off after a motorist was killed in a crash early on Monday

The N17 at Knockdoe remains closed off after a motorist was killed in a crash early on Monday

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The N17 at Knockdoe remains closed off after a motorist was killed in a crash early on Monday

A 24-year-old motorist has died after his car crashed into a traffic island.

The accident happened on the N17 at Knockdoe, Co Galway, at approximately 2.30am on Monday morning.

His body has been removed to Galway University Hospital, where a post mortem examination will take place later on Monday.

Gardai said the road remains closed for a forensic investigation and diversions are in place.