A 31-year-old man has died in a single-vehicle crash near Galway city.

The crash occurred at about 2.45am on the Headford to Galway Road, about 8km outside the city.

He was pronounced dead at the scene and his body was removed to University Hospital Galway.

Gardaí are trying to establish the exact time of the collision and have appealed for witnesses.

They are particularly keen to speak to anyone who may have travelled on the Balrobuck Beg to Balrobuck More Road before 2.45am.

Anyone with information on the crash is asked to contact Mill Street Garda Station on 091-538000.