Family pay tribute to 'beautiful soul' after father-of-two dies in crash

Derek George Millar, 42, was killed in the crash in Carnoustie on Sunday.

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The family of a father-of-two who died in a crash in Angus have described him as a “beautiful soul”.

Relatives say they have been left in shock by the collision which took the life of 42-year-old Derek George Millar, who had recently survived cancer.

Mr Millar was a father-of-two who raised his children alone after their mother passed away.

He was killed on Sunday on Newton Road in Carnoustie when a Volkswagen Golf collided with a boundary wall of a property around 2.50am.

In a statement, issued by Police Scotland, his family said: “Our lives and hearts are shattered after the loss of our beloved Derek who was tragically taken from us on Sunday morning. Derek was a father of two who raised his children after the passing of their mother.

“Derek was a beautiful soul deeply loved by all who knew him. He touched many hearts in his home town of Carnoustie.

“Our family are in complete shock at the loss of our beloved Derek who was taken from us far too soon, especially having recently survived cancer.

“The heartache left by Derek’s passing will last for an eternity.”

Sergeant William Strachan from Tayside’s Road Policing Unit said: “Our thoughts remain with the family and friends of Derek at this difficult time.

“Our enquiries are ongoing and we are appealing for anyone who was in the area and witnessed the crash or who may have information which can assist, and who has not already spoken to officers to get in touch.

“I would also appeal to anyone with dash-cam footage to contact us.

“Anyone with any information is asked to contact 101 quoting reference 0346 of March 26, 2023.”

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