Man who died in car fire after crash in Shetland named

The 58-year-old died after a crash on Friday afternoon.

A man who died when his car caught on fire after a crash in Shetland has been named.

Rainer Peschel, from Sellafirth, Yell, was driving a grey Ford Fusion when the single car crash took place on the B8092 road at around 2pm Friday afternoon.

Emergency services attended and the 58-year-old was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police are now appealing for witnesses to come forward.

Sergeant David Miller, of Highland and Islands Road Policing said: “Our thoughts remain with the family and friends of Mr Peschel at this difficult time.

“Enquiries into the incident are ongoing. We believe there were a number of witnesses on scene and we are asking anyone who has not spoken to us or anyone who witnesses the crash to contact us.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101.

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