A 29-year-old man who died following a road crash in Aberdeenshire was about to get married, his relatives said on Wednesday.
The family of Darren Inglis, from Mintlaw, said his “life was his soulmate, Sophie”, who he was due to wed in a few weeks’ time.
Darren was taken to hospital after his car crashed on the A90 Peterhead to Aberdeen road, south of Newburgh, on Tuesday morning.
He died at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary a short time later.
In a statement, his family said: “Yesterday our hearts were destroyed when Darren was taken from us following a tragic accident.
“Darren was a much-loved son, fiancé, grandson, brother, uncle, nephew and friend to many.
“Above all, he was a funny, amazing, larger-than-life character, whose jokes and good humour lightened all our lives and always made us roll with laughter.
“His life was his soulmate, Sophie, to whom he was due to be married in a few weeks, his nieces and nephew on whom he doted, and his adored dogs.”
“Darren’s passing has been so sudden and has rocked us all to our core. There will forever be a hole in our lives that will never be filled, a hole our family can barely face dealing with.
“He has been taken from us all too soon.”
The family also thanked the emergency services for their efforts in trying to save Darren.
Police are continuing to investigate the circumstances surrounding the crash and are appealing for witnesses to come forward with information.
Sergeant Scott Deans of the North East Road Policing Unit said: “Our thoughts are with Mr Inglis’s family and friends at this difficult time for them.
“We are continuing to work to establish the circumstances which led to this crash and I would urge anyone with information who hasn’t yet spoken to police comes forward as soon as they can.”
Anyone with information can call 101, quoting incident 0463 of 26 January, 2021.”