Teenage boy who died in Highland car crash named by police

The 16-year-old boy who died in a car crash on Saturday has been named by police as Craig Melville from Alness

The incident happened on the B9176, known locally as Struie Road, in Fyrish, near Alness, at around 9.35pm on Saturday, March, 27.

Craig’s family are devastated and have released the following statement: “Craig was a loving son, grandson, boyfriend, nephew, cousin and friend, much loved and is dearly missed."The family now wish their privacy respected at this difficult time."

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A 39-year-old man and 15-year-old girl remain in hospital, as a result of the crash.

Craig Melville has been named as the 16-year-old boy who died on Saturday in a car crash near Alness.

A 22-year-old woman was also taken to hospital, but has since been released.

Police Scotland said that a blue Audi RS4 travelling west on the B817 turned right on to the B9176, where it appeared to lose control and hit a wall at the junction of Fyrish Substation.

Sergeant David Miller said: “Our thoughts very much remain with Craig’s family and friends at this time and our investigation into the circumstances around the crash are continuing.

“We continue to appeal to any other road users who were in the area around the time of the incident to please come forward. In particular, we would ask any motorists with dash cams to check their footage, as they could have captured an image which could assist us.

"Any small piece of information could prove vital to our enquiries.”

Anyone with information is asked to call Police Scotland on 101, quoting incident number 4030 of March, 27, 2021.

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