Pensioner who died in car crash near Dundee named

Mr Cochrane-Dyet died at Ninewells Hospital. Picture: Ian Rutherford
Mr Cochrane-Dyet died at Ninewells Hospital. Picture: Ian Rutherford
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THE elderly pensioner who died on Friday following a two vehicle crash near Dundee was today named as 85-year-old Alasdair Cochrane-Dyet of Kirriemuir.

Mr Cochrane-Dyet was pronounced dead at Dundee’s Ninewells Hospital after he was cut free from the wreckage of the Skoda car he was driving by firefighters.

The 71 year-old woman driving the Seat car involved in the two car crash was also taken by ambulance to Ninewells where she was treated for minor injuries.

The accident happened the A90 Dundee to Aberdeen road, North of Dundee, near the Petterden slip road, on Friday afternoon.

Both lanes of the southbound carriageway were closed for almost three hours to allow crash investigators to examine the scene.

A spokesman for the Tayside Division of Police Scotland said today: “Enquiries into the full set of circumstances of the incident are on-going and Tayside Division would appeal for anyone who may have information that could assist officers with their enquiries to contact Tayside Division on 101. As with all sudden deaths a report has been submitted to the Procurator Fiscal.”