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Man killed in early-morning Co Derry crash named as Eamon McCafferty

A pedestrian killed in an early-morning crash in Co Londonderry has been named.

The BBC reports the man has been named locally as 58-year-old Eamon McCafferty.

He was killed after being knocked down on the Foreglen Road near Claudy at around 2am this morning.

He died shortly after the incident.

Writing on Twitter, Foyle DUP MLA Gary Middleton said: "Heartbreaking. My thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends at this sad time."

East Londonderry MLA Caoimhe Archibald expressed her sympathies to the friends and family of Eamon McCafferty.

"My thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends of the man," she said.

“This was a terrible tragedy and I would appeal to anyone with information that could assist the PSNI to bring forward."

Inspector Peter Duncan said: “We are appealing for witnesses or anyone who was travelling on the Foreglan Road at around 2am to contact us.

"We are especially keen to hear from anyone who may have captured dashcam footage of the man walking along the road or of the Blue Hyundai involved in the collision. Please call 101, quoting reference 154 18/08/18.”

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