Family pays tribute to ‘loving daddy’ after fatal road crash

Roddy McAllister was pronounced dead at the scene after the collision on the A83 on Saturday.

Family pays tribute to ‘loving daddy’ after fatal road crash Police Scotland
Fatal crash: Roddy McAllister was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police have confirmed the identity of a man who died following a road crash near Tarbert in Argyll.

Roddy McAllister, 33, from Campbeltown, was pronounced dead at the scene after the collision involving a black Seat Leon on the A83 at 6.35pm on Saturday.

A 30-year-old woman was taken to Glasgow’s Queen Elizabeth University Hospital by air ambulance with serious injuries and is in a stable condition.

A five-year-old girl was also taken to hospital and released after treatment.

In a statement released through police, Mr McAllister’s family said: “Our funny, caring, hardworking, loving daddy and husband, Roddy McAllister, 33, gone far too soon.

“Summer beach trips, barbecues, camping trips, garden days, holidays, film days, Christmas days, festive days, every day in general will never be the same without you. 

“We miss you so much already. Lots of love, from your loving family, wife and children.”

Sergeant Nicola Taylor, of Police Scotland’s Dumbarton Road Policing Unit, said: “Our thoughts remain with the family and friends of Mr McAllister at this difficult time.

“Police Scotland and Mr McAllister’s family would also like to thank the members of the public who stopped to help at the scene of the crash.”

“Our enquiries into the circumstances of the crash remain ongoing and anyone with any information is asked to contact police on 101 quoting incident number 2891 of Saturday, 11 December, 2021.”