A85 Kirkton collision: Family ‘devastated’ by 61-year-old man’s death in hit and run

A family has been left “devastated” after a man was killed in a hit and run.

The 61-year-old was found injured at the side of the A85 at Kirkton near Taynuilt, Argyll and Bute, in the early hours of Sunday.

Police were alerted at around 1am. Emergency services attended and the man was pronounced dead at the scene.

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Police Scotland said initial inquiries indicate he may have been hit by a vehicle between 12.30am and 1am and that the car may have been damaged.

The direction the car was heading is not known.

Detective Inspector Scott Hamilton said: “It’s imperative we find out how this man has died.

“His family is devastated by what has happened.

The incident happened on the A85 near Kirkton and police are appealing for witnesses.

“We are working to establish the full circumstances and I am appealing to anyone who was on the A85 last night to contact us.

“Any small piece of information could assist the investigation.”

Police have been carrying out door-to-door inquiries and are checking CCTV footage.

The A85 remains closed at the crash site with an 85-mile diversion in place.

Anyone with information is asked to call Police Scotland on 101, quoting incident number 0293 of October 10 2021, or alternatively, call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 where information can be given anonymously.

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