Victims of road crash taken to Altnagelvin hospital

Victims of road crash taken to Altnagelvin hospital

POLICE are quizzing two men over a crash between Derry/Londonderry and Claudy.

David Richie, 69-year-old, from the Derry area, died following the two vehicle collision, which happened on the Glenshane Road shortly before 9pm on Wednesday.

A man and woman remain in Altnagelvin hospital where they are being treated for injuries which are not believed to be life threatening.

Two men, aged 22 and 26, have been arrested and remain in custody helping police with their inquiries.

Inspector Stephen Hazlett said forensic examinations are being carried out at the scene of the crash.

“We believe at the time that there were two Vauxhall Astras travelling in the same direction towards the Claudy/Dungiven area, whilst the Mitsbushi Colt was travelling towards the city.

“Unfortunately a head on collision occurred and as a result of that a 69-year-old man died shortly after.”

Part of the road remains closed at Burntollet Bridge and traffic is being diverted via the Ardmore Road.

Ulsterbus services will go through Tamnaherin, Limavady and Dungiven and Translink has warned of delays.

Police have appealed for anyone who saw a black Vauxhall Astra and a silver Vauxhall Astra being driven on the Glenshane Road in the time leading up to the crash to contact them.




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