Family pay tribute to businessman and father of two killed in car crash

Outdoor and water sports enthusiast John Carswell Jr was described as 'a great man' following his death in the crash on the B954.

Family pay tribute well known Arbroath businessman and father of two killed in car crash Police Scotland

The family of a businessman killed in a car crash have paid tribute to the “great” father-of-two.

John Carswell Jr was pronounced dead at the scene when his Porsche 911 Carrera was involved in the crash on the B954 between Alyth and Meigle on Saturday, April 29.

The keen cyclist and water sports enthusiast, 47, was a well-known figure in the Arbroath business community, his family said.

In a statement issued through Police Scotland, they thanked well-wishers for their “overwhelming support” in the days following his death.

They added: “John was a well-known businessman in Arbroath.

“Away from work, he was an accomplished cyclist, boating was also a keen pursuit, as was scuba diving. 

“In later years, he took up kayaking and enjoyed many tours of Scotland’s lochs and rivers with family and friends. 

“Motoring was another great passion and he enjoyed restoring a number of classic cars. 

“He is survived by his parents, John and Liz, sister Tracey, brother Stuart, and his two young daughters Isla and Rowan. 

“He was also a devoted uncle to Adam and Baillie, Nieve and Charlotte.”

Road officers are continuing to investigate the incident and have asked anyone with information to come forward and share it at the earliest opportunity.

Sergeant David Farr said: “Our thoughts are with John’s family and friends at this very distressing time.

“Officers have been carrying out enquiries to establish the full circumstances of the crash and I would like to thank everyone for their help in responding to our earlier appeal.

“Anyone with any information is asked to contact Police Scotland on 101, quoting incident 2602 of April 29.

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