Police searching for driver in fatal car crash trace man

Police searching for the driver of a car which crashed into a tree killing a passenger have traced a man.

Stefan Sakatiuk died from the injuries he got when the silver Vauxhall Signum he was travelling in crashed on the B7015 Sheephousehill Road in Fauldhouse, West Lothian.

The 34-year-old, from Fauldhouse, was in the front seat of the vehicle when it careered into a tree at 7.45pm on Tuesday close to the Sheephousehill Road junction with Breichwater Place.

On Friday, Lothian and Borders Police said they had traced a man. They are still appealing for any witnesses to the crash to come forward.

Mr Sakatiuk's family paid tribute to him in a statement released through police.

His father and two brothers said: "It is a terrible shock to the whole family, Stefan was a much loved son and brother, who especially loved his mum. Stefan will be dearly missed and we cannot believe that this has happened."

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 0131 311 3131 or Crimestoppers on 0800 500 111.