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Teenage passenger killed as car crashes into wall in Galway

The single-vehicle incident happened near Oughterard at about 1.15am this morning.

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses.
Gardaí are appealing for witnesses.
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A TEENAGER HAS been killed after the car she was travelling in stuck a wall in Oughterard, Co Galway overnight.

The single-car crash happened at about 1.15am this morning in the townland of Porridgetown, with gardaí saying the 16-year-old died at the scene. 

The driver of the car, a 21-year-old man, was seriously injured and taken from the scene to University Hospital Galway. His injuries are not thought to be life threatening. 

The teenager’s body was removed to the Mortuary in University Hospital Galway where a post-mortem will take place. 

Gardaí are urging any road users who may have travelled along the stretch of road and who can assist them to come forward.

Any motorists with dash cam footage are also being urged to contact gardaí at Salthill Garda Station or any garda station.

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