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Mother and teenage son killed as car hits tree

A mother and son have died after their car crashed into a tree, gardai said.

The incident happened at Ballaghlea, Ballygar, in Co Galway at about 9.45pm on Sunday.

The driver, in her 30s, and her 14-year-old son were the only occupants of the car.

No other vehicle was involved.

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Investigating gardai said the pair were fatally injured when the car they were traveling in hit a tree.

“Both were pronounced dead at the scene and taken to University Hospital Galway for a post-mortem examination,” a Garda spokesman added.


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