No one will stand trial over the death of a three-year-old boy in Edinburgh after the pensioner accused of killing him by dangerous driving passed away.
Xander Irvine was walking with his mother, Victoria, 37, when he was hit by a car on Morningside Road on June 30 last year.
The toddler was taken to hospital but suffered fatal injuries.
A 91-year-old woman was arrested in connection with the incident.
But the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service (Copfs) said on Friday the case is now closed after the pensioner died on May 16.
A Copfs spokesperson said: “As the accused is now deceased, criminal proceedings are at an end.”
The accused appeared at Edinburgh Sheriff Court last October charged with causing death by dangerous driving and while uninsured.
She made no plea and she was released on bail. A trial was expected to take place next month.
Meanwhile, a fundraiser to install a wood carving in Xander’s memory at Morningside Playpark has already raised almost £7500.
To donate, visit the GoFundMe page here.