Police name driver found dead in car that ploughed down embankment

His death is not being treated as suspicious by police.

Man whose body was found in car crashed down embankment in Clackmannanshire named by police Police Scotland

A man whose body was found by police in a crashed car down an embankment has been named as Robert Wilson.

The 38-year-old was discovered in the vehicle following a crash on the A908 near Tillcoultry in Clackmannanshire.

Officers had been attending another incident at around 9am on Sunday, March 27, when they came across a black Volskwagen Golf.

The car was found partially concealed in woodland down an embankment at the junction with Lower Mill Street.

Mr Wilson was the driver and sole occupant of the car and was pronounced dead at the scene, police have said.

Enquiries have established that the car may have crashed whilst travelling eastbound between Sauchie and Tillicoultry between between 5am and 8am.

It is not believed that the crash was witnessed and it was not previously reported to emergency services.

Officers are continuing to investigate, but have said that his death isn’t being treated as suspicious.

Sergeant David Marr, of the Stirling Road Policing Unit, said: “Our thoughts remain with Robert Wilson’s family and friends at this difficult time.

“Robert’s death isn’t being treated as suspicious, however, our enquiries into the full circumstances of the crash remain ongoing.

“I continue to appeal to anyone who may have witnessed the crash or been on the road in the early hours of Sunday morning and may have seen the car involved prior to the crash.

“Similarly I would also appeal to anyone who has dash-cam footage to contact officers as soon as possible.

“Anyone with information can contact police via 101, quoting incident number 0962 of March 27, 2022.”

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