Tributes paid to 'great guy' killed in Angus road crash

(C) Peter John Meiklem/DCT MediaThe scene of the fatal A92 crash at Kinnaber, near Montrose.The scene of the fatal A92 crash at Kinnaber, near Montrose.

Police Scotland have named a 53-year-old Arbroath man as the victim of a fatal weekend road crash on the A92 near Montrose. He was George Moran from Arbroath. The incident happened around 12.20pm on Saturday on the A92 St Cyrus to Montrose road at Kinnaber, after a lorry’s load collided with a Kia Picanto car.

Mr Moran was pronounced dead at the scene while the female passenger was conveyed to Ninewells Hospital with serious, but not life-threatening injuries. Mr Moran’s family did not want to say anything when they were contacted on Tuesday. They paid tribute on social media.

Daughter Lisamarie Moran posted “love you dad” followed by the drawing of three broken hearts. Martyn Walker added : “Great guy, will be sadly missed.” Road Policing Sergeant William Strachan said: “Our thoughts remain with the family and friends of Mr Moran at this difficult time.

Arbroath man named as victim of weekend fatal road accident near Montrose

“Our investigation into the incident continues and I would urge anybody who was driving on the road and may have dash-cam footage or witnessed the incident to contact police.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101 quoting incident 1712 of August 22. The accident happened on the A92 immediately before the Hillside turn off, near the Kinnaber Viaduct across the River North Esk. The road was closed for around 10 hours on Saturday while accident investigators inspected the scene.

Neighbours reported hearing a long bang before rushing to call emergency services. One woman, who lives nearby, said that traffic immediately backed up on the A92 on both sides of river before police arrived and began to divert vehicles. “It’s horrible to think that somebody has died,” she said.

Another local said she had been nearby when the impact took place. She said: “We went straight to get help. You could hear right away from the noise that it was serious.”

She said it quickly became clear someone has lost their lives in the incident. “We don’t know who it is, whether they are local or not. We’re only thinking about the family,” she added.

The road had been cleared and reopened by Sunday lunchtime with signs alerting motorists to a skid risk at the accident site.

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