Family pay tribute to 'much-loved' Darren Inglis who died in a road crash in Aberdeenshire weeks before his wedding

29-year-old Darren Inglis, who was killed in a road crash in Aberdeenshire yesterday, was due to get married to his ‘soulmate’ in a few weeks, his relatives have said.

The family of 29 year-old Darren Inglis said: "There will forever be a hole in our lives that will never be filled." (Photo: Police Scotland)

The family of Darren, 29, said their "hearts were destroyed" by his death yesterday following a road crash on the A90 in Aberdeenshire.

His family paid tribute to him in a statement released through Police Scotland today, praising his ‘larger-than-life character’ and ‘good humour’ which ‘lightened’ their lives.

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They said: "Yesterday our hearts were destroyed when Darren was taken from us following a tragic accident. Darren was a much-loved son, fiance, grandson, brother, uncle, nephew and friend to many.

"Above all, he was a funny, amazing, larger-than-life character, whose jokes and good humour lightened all our lives and always made us roll with laughter.

"His life was his soulmate, Sophie, to whom he was due to be married in a few weeks, his nieces and nephew on whom he doted, and his adored dogs.

"Darren's passing has been so sudden and has rocked us all to our core.

"There will forever be a hole in our lives that will never be filled, a hole our family can barely face dealing with. He has been taken from us all too soon.

"We would like to thank the emergency services for their speedy response and efforts in trying to save Darren, and we kindly request that our privacy be respected during this very difficult time."

Police were called to a report of a one-vehicle crash on the A90 Peterhead to Aberdeen road, south of Newburgh, at around 7.40am on Tuesday January 26.

Mr Inglis, from the village of Mintlaw, who was driving alone in a blue Peugeot 308, was taken to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, however, he was pronounced dead a short time later.

Police are currently appealing for information about the crash.

Sergeant Scott Deans said: "Our thoughts are with Mr Inglis's family and friends at this difficult time for them.

"We are continuing to work to establish the circumstances which led to this crash and I would urge anyone with information who hasn't yet spoken to police comes forward as soon as they can.

"Anyone with information can call 101, quoting incident 0463 of January 26.”

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