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Staff Sergeant dies after vehicle incident at Catterick

An Army sergeant has died in Catterick after being fatally injured in a vehicle incident.

Staff Sergeant McKelvie was involved in the accident on the 29th of January and died of his injuries on the 4th February.

North Yorkshire Police are investigating it as a serious single-vehicle collision Credit: PA

North Yorkshire Police are investigating a serious single-vehicle collision at Gandale Camp, Catterick Garrison.

The incident, which was reported to the emergency services just before 1pm on Tuesday 29 January 2019, involved a vehicle which overturned, and two military personnel.

The driver, a 51-year-old man, sustained serious injuries and was airlifted to James Cook Hospital at Middlesbrough. Sadly, he died on 4 February 2019.

A 30-year-old man, the only other occupant in the vehicle, suffered a suspected broken arm. He was taken to hospital by ambulance for treatment.

Enquiries are continuing to establish how the collision occurred.

Enquiries are ongoing to establish how the collision occurred Credit: PA

It is with deep sadness that the Regiment must announce the death of SSgt John ‘Jock’ McKelvie who died on Mon 4 Feb 19 as a result of injuries sustained during an incident on Tue 29 Jan 19.

A giant of a man, he had previously served for a full career with our paired regular regiment, the Royal Scots Dragoon Guards and had been tested across the spectrum of conflict from the Balkans to Iraq, and never been found wanting.

Joining the Regiment on its formation in Oct 14 he was well known and respected across it as a dependable, honest, robust and highly capable operator and moreover a mentor to our more junior people.

The pain we feel regimentally cannot compare to that which his family suffer at this tragic time and our thoughts are with all of them.”

– Scottish and North Irish Yeomanry