'Much-loved family man' who died after Storm Isha crash named

James ‘Jimmy’ Johnstone, 84, died after the car he was travelling in was involved in a crash with a fallen tree.

‘Much-loved family man’ who died in Grangemouth after Storm Isha crash with tree named Police Scotland

A man who died after a car crashed into a fallen tree as Storm Isha wreaked havoc across Scotland with extreme winds has been named.

James ‘Jimmy’ Johnstone from Grangemouth was travelling in a Hyundai car at around 11.45pm on Sunday January 21 when it was involved in a collision with a fallen tree on the A905, Beancross Road.

Emergency services attended, however the 84-year-old, the front seat passenger, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The other occupants of the vehicle were not injured.

The road was closed while investigations were carried out and reopened around 6am on Monday, January 22.

Enquiries are ongoing to establish the full circumstances and officers continue to appeal for witnesses.

In a statement, Jimmy’s family described him as “a much-loved and well-respected family man who left a lasting impression on all who had the privilege to have met him.”

They added: “Our hearts are broken as a family however take great comfort in knowing that he has been reunited with his beloved wife Anne.”

Road policing inspector Andrew Thomson said: “Our thoughts are with the family and friends of Mr Johnstone, and all those involved in the collision. We continue to offer them support as our enquiries progress.

“I’d be keen to speak to anyone who saw what happened or was on the A905 around 11.45pm on Sunday. I’d also request anyone with dashcam footage of Beancross Road around that time, please review your footage and bring anything of significance to our attention.”

Anyone with information should contact 101 quoting reference 4198 of January 21.

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