Teenager killed in car crash leaves world 'an empty place'

Ben Taylor, 19, died after being involved in a crash on the B9077, Aberdeen, shortly after midnight on Sunday.

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A teenager who died after a crash in Aberdeen has been named locally as Ben Taylor.

Emergency services were called to the B9077, at around 12.40am on Sunday, September 25, after receiving reports that a black Audi RS3 had crashed.

Two men, aged 22 and 23, were taken to hospital for minor injuries and Mr Taylor, 19, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Track and Street Grampian, a local car enthusiast club, released a statement saying that he will be greatly missed.

They wrote: “We would like to offer our condolences to everyone who knew Ben.

“We have been very reserved in respect of family and friends, it has been very hard to not react to people’s opinions on social media, the facts are that a young guy has lost his life and will be a huge miss to all friends, family and the car community.”

My Taylor’s former employers, Cargo Carrier Solutions, said the world will be “an empty place” without the 19-year-old.

They said: “With great sadness, we share the below news of a previous colleague.

“He was our fleet manager during his time with us and always had this massive smile on his face. The Cargo family pray for your soul to RIP. The world will be an empty place without your big smile and laughter.”

Police have confirmed that enquiries into the crash remain ongoing.

Sergeant Lesley Morrison, of the Elgin Road Policing Unit, said: “Our enquiries into the circumstances are ongoing and our thoughts are with the driver’s family at this difficult time.

“I would urge anyone who witnessed the crash or saw the car prior to the incident to get in touch.”

Anyone with information should contact Police Scotland on 101, quoting incident 0176 of September 25, 2022.

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