Connecticut man Michael Munro died in a two-vehicle collision in Co Antrim on Tuesday night.
A US citizen has been named as the victim in a fatal two-vehicle collision that took place in Northern Ireland on Tuesday night.
Michael Munro, 31, from Orange, Connecticut, was named as the victim of the crash that took place on the Gracehill Road in Armoy, Co Antrim. The incident took place near popular tourist attraction Dark Hedges, made popular by TV show “Game of Thrones.”
A woman in her 30s is also being treated for her injuries in hospital but they are not believed to be life-threatening.
Such sad news from Armoy. Michael Munro (31) from Connecticut, who died in a road accident near ‘the dark hedges’ last night, is understood to have been here on honeymoon.— David Blevins (@skydavidblevins) September 26, 2018
The Belfast Telegraph reports that it is believed Munroe was visiting Northern Ireland on his honeymoon.
The section of the road where the crash took place remained closed this morning.
"The news just coming through will reverberate around the community very quickly," said local Sinn Féin councilor Cara McShane.
Saddened to learn of the death of Michael Munro, an American tourist at the Dark Hedges: https://t.co/KoqEXXTqNS— Jim Allister (@JimAllister) September 26, 2018
"I would like to express my sympathies on behalf of the people in this area. My thoughts and prayers are with all of those involved. It just re-emphasizes for us all to take care on the roads.
"The infrastructure around the Dark Hedges needs looked at and it should become a priority for all statutory bodies.
Thoughts and prayers are with all those involved. Thanks as always to the emergency services. https://t.co/W94glKAupn— Cara McShane (@cara_mcshane) September 25, 2018
"Clearly the infrastructure has not been developed in line with the increase in visitors.
"That goes for a huge part of our coastline as well. It is only a matter of time there will be more accidents unless urgent action is taken.
"Unfortunately any action has come too late for one family."