Police name crash victim

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TAYSIDE Police have named the driver who died after a road traffic collision near Friockheim on Monday as 51-year-old Douglas Buchanan.

Mr Buchanan of Airdrie sustained fatal injuries in the incident and despite the efforts of members of the public and emergency services, he tragically died.

He was thought to have been driving a van and was the only vehicle involved in the incident which happened next to Heughhead Farm, a mile north of Friockheim.

The A933 Arbroath to Brechin road was closed for sometime on Monday while police, fire and ambulance crews attended the scene.

A police spokesperson said: “His wife and family wish to convey their sincere thanks to all the emergency services and members of the public who assisted at the scene.

“As with all sudden deaths, a report has been submitted to the Procurator Fiscal.”