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Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Earlier RTC scene in which one male died PICTURES: McAULEY MULTIMEDIA

Earlier today a male died following a two vehicle crash involving a van and a lorry on the Drumcroon Road, Coleraine around 2pm this afternoon.

The emergency services attended the scene including the Air Ambulance for Northern Ireland. Unfortunately the male driver of the van lost his life as a result of the crash.

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A spokesperson for the PSNI has said;

‘Police can confirm that a man has died following a two vehicle road traffic collision on the Drumcroon Road in Coleraine this afternoon, Wednesday 20 February.

The man was the driver of a transit van that was involved in a collision with a lorry shortly before 1.25pm. The driver of the lorry was not seriously injured as a result of the collision.

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Another death on our NI roads has shocked and saddened locals with several public representatives offering their sympathy to the family of this male.

‘This is tragic news and I am sure I speak for everyone when I say our thoughts and prayers are with the family of the deceased resulting from this RTC. You have our heartfelt sympathy.’

Councillor William McCandless

‘ I am deeply saddened at the dreadful news emerging this afternoon about the road traffic accident outside Coleraine. My thoughts are with the loved ones of the deceased, who will be dealing with immense shock and heartache on hearing this tragic news today.’

Deputy Mayor, Trevor Clarke

“My heartfelt sympathy to the family of the person who lost his life on the Drumcroon Road this afternoon. This is a terrible time for them and our prayers are with them. God help them.”

John Dallat, MLA

Inspector Colin Shaw is appealing for anyone who witnessed the collision or anyone who was travelling on the Drumcroon Road and who has dash-cam footage of the collision to contact local officers in Coleraine or the Collision Investigation Unit on 101 quoting reference 595 20/02/19

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Mayor of Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council Cllr Brenda Chivers said her heartfelt sympathy and prayers were with the deceased family.

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