Northern Ireland

Londonderry collision: One man killed in two-car accident

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A man in his 40s has died in a two-car collision on the Clooney Road in Londonderry.

The incident happened at 00:50 BST on Sunday and involved a Ford Ka and a Peugeot 308.

A man and a woman in their 50s suffered non- life threatening injuries and the road remains closed.

On Saturday, a 79-year-old man died after an Audi A4 and a Ford Escort collided on the Cavan Road near Newtownbutler, County Fermanagh.

He has been named as Patrick James McGeough from the Monaghan area.

The accident happened at 14:25 BST and police have appealed for anyone with information to contact the non-emergency number of 101.

'In shock'

The Clooney Road in Derry has reopened between the Maydown and Gransha roundabouts. Any witnesses are asked to call Strand Road Police Station or the Collision Investigation Unit on the non-emergency number 101.

Sinn Féin councillor Paul Fleming said the community was "in shock".

"Any death on our roads is one too many and a tragedy for all those involved," he said.

"Our thoughts are with the family and friends of the man who has died at this difficult and sad time and those injured in this accident."

Meanwhile, a man was seriously injured in a one-vehicle crash in Ballywalter, County Down, on Saturday. He is believed to be 19 years old and police say he is in a critical but stable condition in hospital.

The accident happened at 16:50 BST on the Dunover Road and the road was closed until 20:50 BST.