Lorry driver dies in "serious'' one vehicle crash in south Derry

Lorry driver dies in “serious” one vehicle crash in south Derry

A MAN has died after the articulated livestock lorry he was driving crashed on Thursday morning.

He is the fourth person to die on Northern Ireland roads in less than a week.

The accident happened between Clady and Gulladuff in Co Derry.

The one vehicle collision happened on Mayogall Road, Magherafelt on Thursday at 6.30am.

The road is closed in both directions and diversions are in place.

A police spokesperson said that the road is expected to remain closed for some time.

Motorists are being advised to avoid the area.

Police are appealing for witnesses, who may have been using the road at the time, to contact the Collision Investigation Unit on 0845 600 8000.

On Monday, July 8 a motorcyclist died following a three vehicle crash on the M2 near Belfast.

Eamonn Farrelly was from Belfast.

The 42-year-old was taken to hospital after the collision at the Dunsilly off-slip on the northbound lane of the motorway on Monday afternoon.

He died later that evening.

Police have appealed for information on the crash, which happened shortly after 3pm and involved a bike, a grey car and an articulated lorry.

They can be contacted at Antrim police station on 0845 600 8000.

Two men died in the early hours of Saturday morning, July 6 in a car fireball horror.

The men, Christopher O’Neill and Declan McKenna, were involved in a fatal incident involving a blue BMW M3 car on the Agivey Road area of the Kilrea shortly after 3.30am on Saturday.

It is believed the vehicle may have hit a tree and then burst into flames.

Mr O’Neill and Mr McKenna were in their 20s and from the area.

Politicians from across the community paid tribute to them


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