Relatives tell of anguish over car crash family

A RELATIVE of the family of four who were killed when their car was in collision with a lorry spoke of her anguish yesterday as police named the victims.

Graham Lockhart and partner Shauna Robb died in crash
Graham Lockhart and partner Shauna Robb died in crash

Graham Lockhart, 23, and his partner Shauna Robb, 20, from Bathgate, died along with their son Tyler David, two, and daughter Arianna Rose Sheryl, who was 11 months.

Their black Fiat hatchback apparently crossed into the path of oncoming traffic and collided with a lorry on the A801 near Falkirk.

The crash happened at 2:20pm on Wednesday, south of the Lathallan roundabout, where the road joins the M9 at Polmont. The car was travelling north towards the roundabout, and the lorry driving south.

Police Scotland said the children had been properly secured in car seats.

Paying tribute on a social media website, Mr Lockhart’s sister, Sheryl Jones, wrote: “To have you ripped away from us is hard enough, but to have all four of you torn away is just crushing. Never felt such pain baby bro. I love the four of you with all my heart. My only comfort is that you are all together. Wish you would all just walk through the door and this to be a horrible nightmare.”

In separate statements released through police, the two families also paid tribute.

The family of Ms Robb said: “The Robb family are devastated at the loss of their daughter, her partner and their two grandchildren and wish to be left alone to grieve.”

The family of Mr Lockhart said: “The Lockhart family are devastated at the loss of their son, daughter-in-law, and two grandchildren and wish to be left to grieve in peace.”

Among other social media tributes, Nicole Sweeney said: “RIP Graham Lockhart and his family. Too young to go.

“Can’t believe you are gone, can remember us running about together when we were younger, such a nice guy. God only takes the best.”

Chelsea Wright tweeted: “Can’t believe it, two beautiful children and a lovely couple, can’t get over what’s happened. Rip Shauna, Graham and your beautiful babies.”

Police are still seeking witnesses to the crash, including the driver of a silver people-carrier seen in the area before the crash, although the force declined to discuss its potential significance.

Sergeant Andrew Thomson, from Forth Valley police, said: “We are continuing our appeal for anyone who witnessed this tragic collision or who saw a black Fiat hatchback in the area prior to the incident at 2:20pm.

“We are particularly keen to trace the driver of a silver people carrier, which was seen in the area prior to the crash.”

Linlithgow MP Michael Connarty has campaigned for the A801 to be upgraded to dual carriageway, describing it two years ago as “probably the most dangerous road in Scotland when it is not snowing”.

In 2012 a 40-year-old man died after his Mercedes E220 collided head on with an articulated lorry and last year a lorry driver died when his vehicle overturned.