Police have named the man who died in a road collision with two vehicles Monday on the Glenshane Pass as Conor Devine.
he 30-year-old was from Park in Co Londonderry.
PSNI Inspector Colin Shaw explained that the collision was reported to police at 5:20 p.m.
Mr Devine was driving in a silver Volvo when it collided with a tanker between Dungiven and Maghera.
Rescue services attended the scene, where Devine was sadly pronounced dead. The driver of the tanker was driven to the hospital for treatment, but his injuries are not believed to be serious.
“Glenshane Road will remain closed this afternoon between Main Street on Dungiven and the Tobermore Road / Glenshane Road junction, and a number of diversions are in place as officers continue to conduct their investigations,” said Inspector Shaw.
“Anyone who witnessed the collision, or who may have captured it on their dash-cam, or who has witnessed the collision and has not yet spoken to police, please call officers on 101 with reference to 233 of 09/08 / 21. “
Sinn Fein MLA Caoimhe Archibald expressed his condolences to Mr Devine’s loved ones.
“The local community was saddened to hear of a man’s death in a collision on Glenshane Road,” she said.
“Every death on our roads is one too many and leaves a family and a circle of friends in mourning.
“My thoughts are with the family, friends and loved ones of the man who lost his life in this collision.”
The MLA added: “I would appeal to anyone with information on what happened or dashcam footage to bring it to PSNI.”
Belfast-bound traffic is diverted on Main Street in Dungiven towards Garvagh, and Derry-bound traffic is diverted towards Draperstown.
Public transport provider Translink has confirmed that 212 Belfast-to-Derry bus connections are running.
However, the Dungiven cannot be operated and the bus is diverted through Garvagh – passengers are collected at the junction between Station Road and Garvagh Road.
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