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Keir Millar's family 'extremely distraught' over his death

Police Scotland has issued a statement this evening concerning the death of Keir Millar, the young stock car racer:

"Police Scotland can confirm that the 11-year-old injured at a youth stock car event in Lochgelly, Fife, on Saturday, May 9, has died.

Keir Millar passed away peacefully today (Monday, May 11) at around 4pm at the Sick Kids Hospital, Edinburgh.

Keir's family has issued the following statement.

'The family of Keir Millar are extremely distraught at the passing of their son. He was a much loved son and brother and will be sadly missed by all who knew him.

'The family is requesting privacy at this most difficult time.'

Eleven-year-old Lockerbie stockcar champion dies from injuries

Keir Millar.

An 11-year-old world champion mini stock car driver who was seriously injured in a crash has died.

Keir Millar, from Lockerbie, was hurt in a race at Lochgelly Raceway in Fife on Saturday.

He was taken to hospital in Edinburgh, and initial reports from race organisers had suggested he had passed away on Monday morning.

However, Police Scotland later confirmed that he remained in a critical condition in hospital, and his family have now said that he died at around 4pm Monday 11 May.

In a statement issued through NHS Lothian they asked for space and time to grieve.

Due to the injuries sustained in an accident at the weekend Keir has sadly passed away.

We, as a family, request space and time to grieve in private."

– Keir Millar's family

Keir took part in the Ministox racing series and last year won the Ninja Kart Championship in England.

A race at Lochgelly later this week has been cancelled out of respect.


Young Lockerbie racer fighting for his life after crash

Keir Millar is already a world champion, aged just 11. Credit: DMC Racing Promotions

Police Scotland are reporting that an eleven-year-old world champion racer from Lockerbie is in critical condition, after an accident at the Lochgelly Raceway this weekend.

Mini stock car driver Keir Millar was badly hurt in the incident, and is fighting for his life in hospital in Edinburgh.

It has been reported that he had died, and several tributes have been released, however Police Scotland say he remains in critical condition.

He won the Ninja Kart Championship in England last year and took part in the Ministox racing series.

Police in Fife were called to Lochgelly at around 8pm on Saturday, May 9, following reports that an 11-year-old boy had sustained serious injuries during a stock car event.

He was conveyed to the Victoria Hospital in Fife, then the Sick Kids Hospital in Edinburgh where his condition remains serious."

– Police Scotland

Men rescued from overturned car in Dumfries

Two men have been cut from an overturned car in Dumfries and Galloway by firefighters.

The accident happened on the evening of Sunday 7 December, on the M74 between J18 Lockerbie South and J19 Ecclefechan.

Scottish Fire and Rescue Service crews from Annan and Lockerbie were called into action by Police Scotland.

They used hydraulic cutting equipment to free the two men, who were trapped inside a car lying on its roof.

“The vehicle was lying on its roof at the bottom of an embankment and firefighters used hydraulic cutting equipment to free the men.

“We were working closely with paramedics throughout the operation and after the casualties were released they were taken to Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary for a precautionary check.”

– Watch Manager John Irvine, Scottish Fire and Rescue Service


Man in 'life threatening' condition after crash with digger

A man is in hospital with life threatening injuries following a crash with a digger in Dumfries and Galloway.

Police report that the crash happened on the B7076 Gretna to Elvanfoot Road, near to Dinwoodie Lodge Hotel in Lockerbie, on 17th November.

Around 4.40pm a yellow Audi A3, driven by a 52-year-old man from Johnstonebridge, and a JCB digger, driven by a 19-year-old from Biggar, crashed.

A third vehicle, a Daf articulated lorry, was also travelling past the scene but was not involved in the crash.

The driver of the Audi car was freed and airlifted to to the Southern General Hospital in Glasgow where his injuries are described as life threatening.

Anyone with information about the crash should call Police Scotland at Lockerbie on 101.

Driver of tractor sought after crash

Police would like to speak to the driver of a red tractor after it was involved in a crash on the road between Lockerbie and Dalton.

The incident happened at 8:30am on Friday, 15 August.

A beige coloured Skoda Fabia pulled over to let the tractor past but a rake implement attached to the back of the tractor hit the car, causing damage.

The man is said to have had dark hair and is thought to be between 18 and 20-years-old.

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