Friends, 17, die side by side in Aberdeen road crash
THE parents of one of two teenagers killed in a crash in Aberdeen posted poignant tributes to their son yesterday, as a police investigation continued into the cause of their deaths.
The 17-year-olds were killed instantly when the red Renault Clio in which they were travelling careered off a dual carriageway, smashed into a tree and ended on its roof.
The pair – named locally as Aiden Thomson and Scott Taylor – were in the front seats of the wrecked car. Two other boys, aged 14 and 15, who were in the rear passenger seats, escaped with minor injuries.
The deaths have brought the number of young people killed on roads in the Grampian Police force area to four in the past four weeks.
Tributes to the teenagers who died were posted on social networking sites throughout yesterday. They included a message to Scott Taylor, who has a twin brother Ryan, from his devastated mother, Karen.
She wrote: “My darling Scott cannot believe I am never going to see you again. I love you so much, RIP bud better behave up there.”
She added: “I will remember you, and I will hold you close there in my heart, and never let you go. And there’ll be days when I will cry, but I won’t say goodbye.”
His father, Bob Taylor, also posted a message on Facebook stating: “How can life be so cruel, such a waste of two young lives. Son, you made me a proud father, I love you and will miss you, the ache in my heart is overwhelming.”
Floral tributes were also left at the scene of the fatal crash on the busy dual carriageway in the south of the city which connects Great Southern Road with the Wellington Road roundabout.
“The road was closed for six hours to allow crash scene investigators to carry out a detailed examination of the area.
Grampian Police are investigating reports that the car was spotted in the Nigg and Torry areas of Aberdeen and in the village of Portlethen, ten miles away, before it veered off the dual carriageway on West Tullos Road, close to a roundabout, at 10:50pm on Tuesday.
.Chief Inspector Ian Wallace, the head of roads policing at Grampian Police, said the emergency services had been greeted by a “scene of devastation”.
He continued: “There were two young people clearly dead at the scene – a real and absolute tragedy.
“We have now had four young people die in the last month, which is so sad, with their lives ahead of them.”
Chief Insp Wallace said officers were still trying to track the movements of the Renault Clio leading up to the fatal collision.
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