Man dies after Derry road crash

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A 69 year old man has died following an RTC on the Glenshane Road last night.

The collision occurred at around 8.45pm near Burntollet Bridge. A man and a woman remain in hospital being treated for injuries that are not thought to be life threatening and two men aged 22 and 26 have been arrested and are currently in custody helping police with their enquiries.

The Glenshane Road remains closed at this time and police are advising motorists to avoid the area and seek an alternative route if possible.

Police are appealing for anyone who saw a black Vauxhall Astra and a silver Vauxhall Astra being driven on the Glenshane Road in the time leading up to the collision to contact the Collision Investigation Unit via Strand Road on 0845 600 8000. Or, if someone would prefer to provide information without giving their details, they can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers and speak to them anonymously on 0800 555 111