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Man dead after two vehicle crash

Scene of a fatal crash involving a van and a lorry on the main Coleraine to Garvagh road in Co-Derry. Picture Margaret McLaughlin

A man has died in a two-vehicle collision on the Drumcroon Road in Coleraine.

The victim, who has not yet been named, was the driver of a Transit van that collided with a lorry just before 1.25pm on Wednesday.

The PSNI said the driver of the lorry, belonging to a Dublin based freight firm, was not seriously injured.

The Air Ambulance was tasked to the scene to take the seriously injured driver to hospital but he died a short time later.

Insp Colin Shaw asked for witnesses to the collision, or anyone who may have dash-cam footage, to contact police.

The Drumcroon Road remained closed on Wednesday while investigators examine the scene.

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