Tributes to 'one in a million soul' who died after being struck by van

Craig Wilson died after he was struck by a van alongside his fiancée and her mother in South Lanarkshire on Saturday.

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The family of a man who died after being struck by a van alongside his fiancée and her mother in South Lanarkshire have described him as a “one-in-a-million soul”.

Craig Wilson, 29, was pronounced dead after three pedestrians were struck by a van on the A726 Glasgow Road, in Strathaven, at around 10.50am on Saturday.

Two women, Mr Wilson’s fiancée and her mother, were taken to Queen Elizabeth University Hospital following the crash – where they are both “expected to recover”.

In a statement issued on Facebook, the family of the late Mr Wilson wrote: “On behalf of the family of Craig Wilson, It is with a heavy heart that I have to announce Craig was involved in a Road Traffic Accident on 01/04/2023 at around 11am.

“Sadly, Craig passed away at the scene where he, his fiancée – Hannah and Hannah’s Mother were also involved. Hannah and her mum are expected to recover.

“For everyone who knew Craig, they would have known how full of life he was and how much he lived life to the fullest.

“He was a genuinely one in a million soul and he will be missed more than he would have ever imagined.

“I post this today asking that everyone respects the privacy of the families while they try to process the last 24 hours.

“All our hearts are with his family at this time. Thank you.”

The road was closed for approximately four hours and 45 minutes but has since fully reopened.

The driver of the van, a 47-year-old man, was arrested in connection with the incident. He has been released pending further enquiries.

A Police Scotland spokesperson said: “Although a number of people assisted at the time, we would still ask for witnesses to the crash, or motorists with dash-cam footage capturing the collision, to get in touch with police.

“Please call officers on 101 quoting reference number 1300 of Saturday, April 1, 2023.”

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