They were 87 year old Raymond Halliday and 47 year old Anna Dodds.
Both Raymond and Anna were from the Newry area.
Raymond and Anna were travelling in a silver Skoda Fabia when the collision occurred at around 2:45 pm on the north bound carriageway at the Moneymore Road junction.
The collision also involved a lorry and a bronze coloured Ford Focus.
Officers from the Collision Investigation Unit are investigating and would ask any witnesses who saw the silver Skoda Fabia prior to the collision or anyone with dash-cam footage which could assist them with their enquiries to contact them on 101 quoting reference number 731 12/10/18.