Man who died in Drones Road collision was aged 41

Emergency services at the scene. Picture: McAuley Multimedia

THE man who died in a collision on the Drones Road between Armoy and Cloughmills on Thursday night was aged 41, police said on Friday.

Inspector Moore said: “The two-vehicle collision involved a white Volkswagen Golf and a silver-coloured Kia Picanto and was reported to police at 6.45pm.

“The man who tragically lost his life, who was the driver of the Golf, was pronounced dead at the scene.

“The investigation into the circumstances of the collision continues and we would ask anyone who witnessed the collision, or who was driving in the area and has dash-cam footage which could assist our enquiries, to contact the Collision Investigation Unit on 101 quoting reference number 1645 06/02/20.”

The Drones Road has now re-opened.

Causeway Coast & Glens Borough councillor Cara McShane told Q Radio: “Our thoughts and prayers and our heartfelt condolences are with the family.”

She added: “The family would be well-known and well-respected within the community.

“People are just absolutely devastated to hear another tragic death of this type in the north Antrim community”.

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