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Van driver killed in Galway crash

The man in his 50s died when the vehicle hit a wall near Portumna.

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A MAN HAS been killed in a road accident in Portumna, Co Galway this afternoon.

The driver in his 50s was fatally injured when the van he was driving collided with a wall along the Shannon Road in the area.

The accident happened at around 2.30pm today. He was pronounced dead at the scene and taken to Portiuncula Hospital in Ballinasloe.

Forensic officers have examined the scene of the crash. Gardaí are appealing for any witnesses to the collision to contact Loughrea garda station on 091 842870, or the Garda Confidential line on 1800 666 111.

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