Galway man killed in San Francisco car crash named locally as Barry McGrath

McGrath (38) was a passenger in an Uber when it crashed on Saturday night

A 38-year-old man from Galway who was killed in a crash in San Francisco while he was a passenger in an Uber this week has been named locally as Barry McGrath.

Mr McGrath was a passenger in an Uber vehicle when it collided with another vehicle on Saturday night at about 7.30pm.

Mr McGrath was taken to hospital where he later died. The driver’s injuries are understood to be non-life threatening.

The other car involved in the crash fled the scene and the San Francisco police department are now appealing for witnesses to come forward.

Mr McGrath, a native of Claregalway was a member of San Francisco GAA.

In a statement on the club's Facebook page, the San Francisco GAA said they were "deeply saddened" by Mr McGrath's death. Mr McGrath had been treasurer of the GAA group's board and was a "highly regarded member of the Bay Area Irish community".

He was also chairperson and a player for St Joseph’s Hurling Club in Silicon Valley.

“Barry was always there for anyone as a friend, always the first person to volunteer to help the club and was heavily involved in the San Francisco GAA community,” St Joseph’s club said on Facebook.