A woman in her early 70s has died in a two-vehicle crash in Co Galway.

The crash happened at around 12pm at Two Mile Ditch, Tuam Road, Castlegar.

The driver and five occupants, including three children, of the other car were taken to Galway University Hospital where their injuries are described as non-life-threatening.

The road was closed for a time to facilitate an examination by garda investigators but has since reopened.

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses to contact Galway Garda Station on 091-538000, the Garda Confidential Telephone Line 1800-666-111 or any garda station.