The Inishowen community has once again been ripped apart following another tragedy on its roads.
It follows the death last night of a man in a two car collision outside Malin Town.
The victim, who was in his late 30s, has been named as John ‘Rustard’ McLaughlin.
Mr McLaughlin was a married father-of-two who was a highly respected member of the local GAA community and was heavily involved with Malin GAA Club.
He lived with his wife Margaret and the couple’s two young children in Greencastle.
It is understood that he was driving to take part in an Under 16 GAA training session when last night’s tragedy occurred.
Gardai have appealed for witnesses to the tragedy which happened at Strand Head outside Malin around 6pm.
The man driving the other Audi A4 car which collided with Mr McLaughlin’s Kia car did not suffer serious injuries.
It is understood that despite the valiant efforts of the emergency services, Mr McLaughin, who was in his late 30s, died at the scene.
The Malin to Carndonagh Road remains closed between Malin Town and Mc Sheffrey’s Bridge, with diversions in place through Culdaff.
Garda Superintendent Eugene McGovern appealed for anybody with any information to contact them.
“The accident happened at around 6pm so it was just getting dark. We would appeal to anybody who was in the Strand Road area just outside Malin who may have seen either of these cars in or around the time of the accident to contact the Gardai,” he said.