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Second man charged over death of teenage girl hit by car

The 15-year-old died in hospital after being knocked down while crossing the road in Paisley.

Vibrant: Robyn Fryar was 'highly-motivated and hard-working'.
Vibrant: Robyn Fryar was 'highly-motivated and hard-working'.

A second man has been charged over the death of a teenage girl who was struck by a car in the early hours of Sunday.

The 15-year-old – named locally as St Andrew’s Academy pupil Robyn Fryar – died in hospital after being knocked down while crossing the road with friends in Paisley at around 2am.

The incident took place on Glenburn Road near to Fereneze Drive in the Renfrewshire town. Floral tributes have been left at the scene.

Police charged a 20-year-old man in connection with the fatal crash on Sunday.

On Monday, the force confirmed that a second 20-year-old man has also been arrested and charged.

Both men are due to appear at Paisley Sheriff Court on Monday.

A force spokesperson said: “Police Scotland can confirm two men, both aged 20, have been arrested and charged in connection with a fatal road crash in Paisley.

“Around 2am on Sunday, July 7, a 15-year-old girl was crossing Glenburn Road near to Fereneze Drive, Paisley, when she was struck by a car on Glenburn Road. She later died in hospital.

“Both men are due to appear at Paisley Sheriff Court on Monday, July 8. A report will be submitted to the Procurator Fiscal.”

St Andrew’s Academy: The school will be opened for pupils to sign a book of remembrance. STV

St Andrew’s Academy headteacher Kevin Henry paid tribute to the “popular” schoolgirl, describing her as “friendly, vibrant and considerate”.

He said: “The whole school community is saddened by Robyn’s passing and our thoughts and prayers are with her family and friends at this very difficult time.

“Robyn was friendly, vibrant and considerate. She was a bright girl, highly-motivated and hard-working.

“She had an infectious enthusiasm in her schoolwork and with her friends.

“She had a strong sense of social justice and loyalty which made her popular with all.

“She was a pleasure to teach and valued by her classmates, teachers and the wider S5 and school community. She will be remembered with great affection.”

The high school will open on Tuesday and Wednesday between 10.30am and 1pm for pupils to sign a book of remembrance and to receive support from school chaplains and staff.

Tributes: Flowers were left at the scene of the crash. STV

A petition has been launched to install a speed camera on Glenburn Road.

More than 5700 people have joined the online campaign since the incident on Sunday.

A Renfrewshire Council spokesperson stated: “Our heartfelt sympathies go out to Robyn’s family and friends and all affected by this tragic incident.

“Road safety is of course of paramount importance to us.

“Currently the incident is subject to a police investigation – but as with all incidents we will consider any measures that could enhance road safety once the results and any recommendations from that are known.”


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