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Police name Conor Devine (30) victim of Glenshane Pass road accident

Police named the man who died in a road collision involving two vehicles on the Glenshane Pass on Monday as Conor Devine.

He was 30 years old and came from Park in County Londonderry.

PSNI Inspector Colin Shaw said the collision was reported to police at 5:20 a.m.

Mr Devine was driving a silver-colored Volvo when it collided with a tanker truck between Dungiven and Maghera.

Emergency services attended the scene where Mr. Devine was unfortunately pronounced dead. The driver of the tanker was taken to hospital for treatment, but his injuries are not believed to be serious.

“Glenshane Road remains closed this afternoon, between Main Street on Dungiven and the junction between Tobermore Road and Glenshane Road, and a number of detours are in place as officers continue to investigate,” said Inspector Shaw said.

“Anyone who witnessed the collision, or who may have captured it on their dash cam, or who witnessed the collision and has not yet spoken to the police, is urged to call agents on 101, citing reference 233 of 08/09/21. “

Sinn Fein MP Caoimhe Archibald expressed his condolences to Mr. Devine’s relatives.

“The local community was saddened to learn of the death of a man in a collision on Glenshane Road,” she said.

“Any death on our roads is one death too many and leaves a family and a circle of friends to mourn.

“My thoughts are with the family, friends and loved ones of the man who lost his life in this collision.”

The MP added: “I would ask anyone with information about what happened or dashcam footage to forward it to PSNI.”

Belfast-bound traffic is diverted onto Main Street at Dungiven towards Garvagh and Derry-bound traffic is diverted to Draperstown.

Public transport provider Translink has confirmed that the 212 bus service from Belfast to Derry is operational.

However, Dungiven cannot be served and the bus is diverted through Garvagh – passengers will be picked up at the junction of Station Road and Garvagh Road.

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