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Tributes paid to Ryan McCaul killed in crash on his way to work in Derry

He was described as an 'absolute gentleman with a huge heart'

A man in his 30s who was killed in an early morning collision in Co Londonderry has been named locally.

Ryan McCaul, an engineer from Drum, was on his way to work at around 6.30am on Monday when he was fatally injured in the road crash involving a van and a car on the Foreglen Road.

Reacting to the tragic news on Facebook, the Ulster University sports club where Mr McCaul had been a member while studying mechanical engineering, expressed condolences to his family.

They paid tribute to him as an “absolute gentleman with a huge heart”.

"Ryan loved playing pool with the club and enjoyed the weekends away playing in tournaments with us as we did with him," the statement read.

"We will enjoy a few racks together again in the next life. Rest in peace my friend."

Ulster Unionist councillor for the area Darryl Wilson has said he is “deeply saddened to learn of yet another death on the roads”.

“My thoughts and prayers go out to family and friends at this very sad time,” he said.

Two other people were taken to Altnagelvin Hospital following the crash for treatment to injuries that were not life threatening.

Police are appealing for anyone who may have witnessed the fatal collision to contact the Collision Investigation Unit by phoning 101.

The Foreglen Road has been closed since the collision and diversions remain in place.

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