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BREAKING : A person has died following a crash involving a van and a lorry in Coleraine

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A man has died following a serious RTC on the Drumcroon Road this afternoon.

The PSNI has confirmed that a crash between a van and a lorry has resulted in a fatality.

The Drumcroon Road in Coleraine was closed from Dunhill Road to Kinnyglass Road from around 2pm this afternoon.

The PSNI, Rapid Response Paramedic, NIAS emergency crew and one officer, Air Ambulance, and NIFRS attended the scene.

A police spokesperson 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.

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.’

Speaking to Causeway Coast Community Councillor William McCandless said ‘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.’

Our thanks to The emergency services PSNI, NIAS, NIFRS and Air Ambulance for roadside assistance.’

Deputy Mayor Trevor Clarke said ‘ 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.’

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