Man described as 'life and soul of party' named following fatal crash

James Risk was struck by a car on Main Street, Stenhousemuir around 12.10pm on Friday.

James Risk died after being hit by Kia Optima on Main Street in Stenhousemuir iStock

Tributes have been paid to a man described as “the life and soul of the party” who died after being knocked down by a car.

James Risk was struck by a Kia Optima on Main Street, Stenhousemuir around 12.10pm on Friday.

Emergency services attended, however the 36-year-old was pronounced dead at the scene. 

A 26-year-old man has been arrested in connection with a road traffic offence and enquiries are ongoing to establish the full circumstances surrounding the incident.

In a statement, Mr Risk’s family paid tribute to the “talented bricklayer”.

They said: “James was the life and soul of the party. He was loved by everyone who knew him and lit up every room. He was a talented bricklayer and bowler and will be so missed by all of us.

“A light has gone out of our lives but he will be remembered in our hearts forever.”

The road was closed for around five hours to allow a full collision investigation to take place.

Sergeant David Marr, of Stirling Road Policing Unit, said: “Our thoughts go out to James’ family and friends.

“Although this happened in the early hours of the morning, we are appealing to anyone with any information surrounding the crash to come forward and speak to police.

“We are continuing our investigations into the circumstances surrounding the crash.

“I would again ask that anyone who has any information, or dash-cam footage that could help with our investigation, to contact officers via 101, quoting incident number 0029 of Friday March 11.”