Man who died after crashing in football stadium car park named

James Maxwell Johnstone died and three pedestrians, two 12-year-old boys and a 46-year-old man, were taken to hospital.

Man who died after crashing into pedestrians in Queen of the South stadium car park named Police Scotland

A 76-year-old man who died after crashing in the car park outside the Queen of the South football stadium has been named.

James Maxwell Johnstone crashed his Vauxhall Crossland into three pedestrians and two parked cars after the Scottish Cup tie against Dundee United at Palmerston in Dumfries shortly before 6pm on Saturday.

He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The pedestrians, a 46-year-old man and two boys both aged 12, were taken to Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary for treatment to non-life threatening injuries.

Police Scotland said that a report would be sent to the procurator fiscal.

Club officials attempted to help James Maxwell Johnstone outside Palmerston Park. Google Maps

Police Sergeant Wayne Carnochan of the Road Policing Unit said: “Our thoughts remain with Mr Johnstone’s family and friends at this difficult time.

“I would like to thank all members of the public for their assistance at the incident.”

Following the incident, Queen of the South issued a statement which read: “Everyone at the club is devastated with respect to the incident that took place in the Arena car park immediately following the end of today’s match with Dundee United.

“Our thoughts are very much with those involved.

“We would like to thank everyone who helped, including the emergency services, stewards, personnel from both clubs and those supporters who stepped up to help. Thank you all.

“Situations like this certainly put football into perspective.”

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