Edward English, who was aged 84, was from Culmore Road in the city.
Mr English’s funeral arrangements are to be confirmed later.
The accident happened at Greenbank, Quigley’s Point, Muff.
The collision, which happened around 5.30pm, involved two vehicles and occurred on the R238 (between Muff and Quigley’s Point).
Mr English was the sole occupant of his vehicle.
His remains were removed to the mortuary at Letterkenny General Hospital for a post mortem examination.
Garda Superintendent Goretti Sheridan of Buncrana Garda Station has appealed for anybody with dashcam footage of the crash to come forward.
She confirmed that the road will be closed until at least lunchtime today (Fri) until all investigations are carried out with local diversions in place.
She told our sister site Donegal Daily: “A number of witnesses have already come forward and we thank them.
“It was a very busy time and there was a lot of traffic about as people were returning from work.
“We would appeal to anybody who was in the area at the time and may have witnessed anything to come forward.”
The vehicles involved in the fatal crash were a red Chevrolet Matiz and a Fiat Dukato van.
Mr English was the lone occupant in his Matiz car which collided with a van.
Two other people in their 30s in the van were injured and treated for shock but their injuries are not serious.
Anyone with any information in relation to this tragic incident is asked to contact Buncrana Garda Station on 074 932 0540, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111, or any Garda station.Tags: