Arrest made following man killed in Galway hit-and-run

A man in his 20s was arrested this morning by Gardai investigating the fatal hit-and-run of a man cycling a bicycle in Galway on Wednesday.

John White, a 68-year-old Loughrea man who was cycling, died as a result of the collision with the driver of a BMW at around 8.30pm on the Gort Road in Loughrea, Co Galway.

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The Garda press office said that the man in his 20s “is detained under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act at Loughrea Garda Station and can be detained for up to twenty four hours”.

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