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Man arrested for questioning in fatal hit and run

GARDAI investigating a fatal traffic collision, which occurred at about 8.30pm on Wednesday night on the Gort Road in Loughrea have arrested a man in his 20s.

The man has been detained under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act at Loughrea Garda Station and can be detained for up to 24 hours.

A cyclist, 68 year old John White, St Laurences Field in Loughrea, was fatally injured in the collision.

He was taken to University College Hospital Galway where he was later pronounced dead. A post mortem was carried out yesterday afternoon by State Pathologist, Prof Marie Cassidy.

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