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Appeal for witnesses as tributes paid to woman who died after falling from van

The deceased woman has been named locally as Cliodhna Thornton from Barna.

A WOMAN REMAINS in a stable condition in hospital after an accident which killed another woman.

The two women, both aged in their early 20s, were discovered at the junction of Barna Road and Moycullen Road, about eight miles from Galway city, at about 2.20am yesterday morning.

A Garda spokesperson confirmed that one of the “possibilities being looked at” is that the women involved were passengers in a van that was driving past the junction, and that the women may have fallen from that vehicle.

Both received medical assistance at the scene and were taken to University Hospital Galway. One of the women was later pronounced dead.

PastedImage-6680 Source: Barna GAA Club via Facebook

The deceased woman has been named locally as Cliodhna Thornton from Furbo. Her local GAA club paid tribute to her yesterday.

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Gardaí have appealed for witnesses or anyone with information to contact them at Salthill on 091 514720 or the confidential line on 1800 666111.

They are particularly keen to talk to anyone who may have been travelling on the N59, Galway-Moycullen Road or the Barna-Moycullen Road yesterday morning between 1.45am and 3.15am.

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