A 24-year-old man has died in a road crash in Co Galway.

The accident happened at Knockdoe on the N17, between Galway city and Tuam at around 2.20am.

The man was fatally injured when the car he was driving hit a traffic island.

No other vehicle was involved.

The body has been removed to Galway University Hospital where a post mortem examination will take place.

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses to contact Galway Garda Station on 091-538000.