A man in his 40s has died in a single-vehicle road crash in Co Galway.

The crash happened at around 6.30am in Abbeyknockmoy.

The driver, the only occupant of the vehicle involved, sustained serious injuries in the crash and was taken to University Hospital Galway where he has since died.

A post-mortem examination will be carried out at a later date. 

Forensic Collision Investigators are currently examining the scene and the road is closed. Local diversions are in place.

Gardaí are appealing for any witnesses to the crash to come forward. They are also asking for any road users who may have camera footage (including dash-cam) who were travelling in the Abbeyknockmoy area at approximately 6.30am to make this footage available to gardaí. 

Anyone with information is asked to contact Tuam Garda Station on 093 70840, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111, or any garda station.