Police name driver killed in car crash

A motorist who was killed in a two-car smash near Arbroath has been named by police.

Colin Taylor of Stonehaven died in the collision between a blue Citreon Picasso and a black Audi A6 on the A933 on Friday.

Emergency services were called to the Brechin to Arbroath Road at around 3.15pm. However, the 59-year-old was pronounced dead at the scene.

At the time of the collision, Mr Taylor, who set up his own joinery and plumbing business, was travelling in the Citroen Picasso with his 49-year-old wife Julie, a manager in Aberdeen with Penumbra, who help people with mental health issues.

She was sitting in the back of the car and suffered multiple serious injuries and was taken to Ninewells Hospital in Dundee where she is still receiving treatment. Her condition is described as critical but stable.

The 41-year-old driver of the Audi was also taken to Ninewells Hospital and is receiving treatment for a serious shoulder injury.

A spokeswoman for Police Scotland said: “A report will be submitted to the procurator fiscal.

“Inquiries into the full set of circumstances are continuing and anyone who has information that could assist officers with their inquiries should contact Police Scotland on 101.”