Tragedy as seven-year-old dies following accident

Brechan Rig

A SEVEN-YEAR-OLD has died following a road crash in Elgin on Friday evening.

Police confirmed that the boy was involved in a collision at around 5.30pm on Brechan Rig in the Moray town. His family have been informed.

The collision involved a red Renault Master van which was being driven by a 46-year-old man – he was not injured.

Road Policing Sergeant Steve Manson said: “My thoughts, and that of my officers, are very much with the family and friends of the seven-year-old boy who sadly died in this tragic collision.

“I would appeal to anyone who may have seen the crash or who may have seen the red Renault Master van shortly beforehand and who hasn’t yet spoken with Police to do so as a matter of urgency to help us piece together exactly what happened.”

Anyone with information who hasn’t yet come forward should contact Police Scotland via 101.