Road crash victim named after A9 lorry accident

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POLICE enquiries are continuing into the tragic death of a Moodiesburn man in the early hours of the morning.

Two lorry drivers died after the head-on crash on the A9, at Dalnamein, at around 2.25am on Friday, June 1.

Last week Tayside Police released the names of the two fatalities – Alex Russell (37), from Moodiesburn, and John Sommerville (34), from Carluke.

A police spokesperson said: “Both families are understandably upset by their sudden loss and have said that they will both be greatly missed.

“They do not wish to make any further comments and have requested that their privacy is respected at this difficult time.”

The spokesperson added: “Enquiries into the full set of circumstances are still ongoing and officers would appeal to anyone who was travelling on the A9 between Perth and Drumochter between midnight and 3am on Friday, June 1, or who may have seen either of the two lorries involved to contact Tayside Police on 0300 111 2222.”

The lorries are described as a silver and burgundy articulated lorry and a blue Iveco lorry.

A report is to be submitted to the Procurator Fiscal.

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