A driver who was killed in a crash with a stolen car has been named as police urge two men who fled the scene to “do the right thing”.
Gabriel Lungu, from Romania, was fatally injured when his white Dacia Sandero collided with the stolen Volkswagen Golf on Aberdeen’s Hilton Drive at 6.25pm last Thursday.
The 43-year-old was taken to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, where he later died from his injuries.
The two men from the Volkswagen fled the scene before officers arrived and extensive enquiries are ongoing to trace them.
Gabriel’s family said: “Gabriel Lungu, a much-loved husband, father, grandfather, and friend, was taken from us.
“Gabriel was truly one in a million. The most selfless, caring, and kind man you could ever wish to know.
“There was nothing you could ask of him that was too much – he would help in any way he could, no matter what.
“Regardless of any problems of his own that he might have had, he did his best to ensure everyone around him was happy and cared for.
“His death has left a hole in our family that can never be filled and he will be missed every day.”
Sergeant Steve Manson, of North East Road Policing Unit, said: “Our thoughts are very much with Mr Lungu’s family at this sad time.
“The vehicle involved had been stolen a short time earlier and our enquires are continuing to establish the circumstances.
“I urge those who were in the Golf at the time of the incident or anyone who has knowledge of the occupants, to please do the right thing and contact us immediately.
“Similarly, we ask anyone who witnessed the crash or has dash cam footage of the incident or vehicles prior to the collision, to come forward.”
“Those with information can contact police via 101, quoting reference number 2559 of December 30. “Alternatively, an anonymous report can be made to the charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”