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Man killed in Drones Road traffic collision named locally

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A man who died following a road traffic collision on the Drones Road has been named locally as Francis Watson. The ,incident happened around 6.45pm on Thursday evening.

Earlier today a police spokesperson confirmed that a 41-year-old man has sadly died following a collision on the Drones Road near Armoy yesterday evening (Thursday 6th February).

Inspector Moore said: “The two-vehicle collision involved a white Volkswagen Golf and a silver-coloured Kia Picanto and was reported to police at 6.45pm.

“The man who tragically lost his life, who was the driver of the Golf, was pronounced dead at the scene.

“The investigation into the circumstances of the collision continues and we would ask anyone who witnessed the collision, or who was driving in the area and has dash-cam footage which could assist our enquiries, to contact the Collision Investigation Unit on 101 quoting reference number 1645 06/02/20.”

A notice on funeral times reads;

Watson (Ballycastle) 6th February 2020, as result of an accident, Francis ‘Fra’ R.I.P.  Beloved son of Gerard & Mary, dear brother of Patrick, loving father of Jessica, Cian & Eoin and dearly loved Partner of Roisin. Funeral Sunday 9th February from his fathers residence, 3 Stroan Rd, Ballycastle, BT54 6RY to St.Patrick’s and St.Brigid’s church, Ballycastle at 11:30AM for Sunday mass at Noon. Interment afterwards at St.Olcan’s Graveyard, Armoy for burial.
Deeply regretted by his loving Father, Mother, Brother, Children, Partner and entire family circle. On his soul, sweet Jesus have mercy.

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