39 year old James Gallagher from Curransport, died last night when his car hit a pole.
The accident happened at around 9 o'clock at Currinsport, just yards away from the mans home.
He was pronounced dead at the scene and his body was taken to Letterkenny General Hospital.
The road is closed to facilitate an examination by Garda Forensic Collision Investigators and local diversions are in place.
Mr Gallagher, a father of one, had only recently got married earlier this year.
Local priest Fr Brian O'Fearriagh says the community has been left devastated: