15 year old girl killed in Galway road traffic collision

A 15-year-old girl has been killed in a road accident in Co. Galway.

The teenager was walking with a friend at Ros A Mhil, west of Galway city, at around a quarter to 10 last night when a car collided with her.

She was taken to University College Hospital, Galway where she was pronounced dead late last night.

Her friend, a 16-year-old boy, and the male driver of the car were uninjured.

The road remains closed while gardaí carry out a forensic examination of the scene.

Local diversions are in place.

Gardaí at Salthill are appealing to witnesses to contact Salthill Garda Station on 091 514720, The Garda Confidential Telephone Line 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station.