Family pay tribute to ‘much loved’ son who died in crash

Craig Melville, 16, died following the crash on the B9176 near Alness on Saturday evening.

Family pay tribute to ‘much loved’ son who died in crash Police Scotland

The family of a teenager who died following a car crash have paid tribute to their “much loved” son.

Craig Melville, 16, from Alness died following a car crash on the B9176, known locally as Struie Road, Fyrish, on Saturday evening.

A blue Audi RS4 was travelling west on the B817 and turned right onto the B9176, when it appears to have lost control and hit a wall at the junction of Fyrish Substation.

A 39-year-old man and 15-year-old girl remain in hospital, as a result of the crash. A 22-year-old woman was also taken to hospital, but has since been released.

The 16-year-old’s family said: “Craig was a loving son, grandson, boyfriend, nephew, cousin and friend, much loved and is dearly missed. 

“The family now wish their privacy respected at this difficult time.”

Sergeant David Miller said: “Our thoughts very much remain with Craig’s family and friends at this time and our investigation into the circumstances around the crash are continuing.

“We continue to appeal to any other road users who were in the area around the time of the incident to please come forward.

“In particular, we would ask any motorists with dash cams to check their footage, as they could have captured an image which could assist us. Any small piece of information could prove vital to our enquiries.”

Anyone with information is asked to call Police Scotland on 101, quoting incident number 4030 of March 27, 2021.

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