A woman in her 30s killed in a car crash yesterday has been named locally as Orla O’reilly. It is understood she was a resident of Muff but originally hailed from County Cavan.
A second man, also from Derry is said to be in a critical condition in Letterkenny general Hospital.
The collision took place near at Killyvery near Newtowncunningham, on the road between Derry and Letterkenny, around 2.20pm on Friday.
A Garda spokesman said the dead man was 32. He has not yet being named.
Reports suggest the driver of at least one other car had a narrow escape – only narrowly avoiding a further collision by taking swift, evasive action.
The road at the centre of the accident investigation was closed overnight whilst the scene was examined.
Last May a woman was killed not far from yesterday’s accident scene when the car she was driving was in collision with a bus.
On that occasion a number of children in the car survived.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Letterkenny Garda Station 074-9167100 or the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111.”