Galway Gardaí are investigating a single vehicle fatal road traffic collision which occurred at Knockdoe on the N17 at approximately 2.30am this morning, Monday.
The 24-year-old male driver of a car, who was the only occupant, was fatally injured when the car he was driving collided with a traffic island at Knockdoe.
His body has been removed to University Hospital Galway where a post mortem examination will take place later today.
The road is currently closed to facilitate an examination by Garda Forensic Collision Investigators. Diversions are in place.
Investigating Gardaí are appealing for witnesses to contact Galway Garda Station 091-538000, the Garda Confidential Line 1800-666-111 or any Garda Station.