Inveraray mourns after road tragedy
THE PEOPLE of Inveraray have been left shocked after a local man tragically lost his life in a car accident just south of the town.
Ross Kennedy, 24, died at the scene following the twocar crash, which happened on the A83 near Dalchenna Farm at around 4.20pm on Friday November 6. The driver and the passenger of the second vehicle, who were also local, sustained no serious injuries in the incident.
The road was closed for around six hours to allow police investigations to take place.
The tragedy has stunned the close-knit community.
One local woman said: ‘Ross was a really nice lad, and our hearts go out to his family and friends. It’s just so sad.’
Ross’s family also spoke of their loss. Mum Lynn said: ‘ He had just gone out the door a few minutes earlier. When we heard there had been an accident, we didn’t think anything like this would have happened.
‘It’s just unbelievable. There is a huge hole in all of our lives, but if what happened makes young drivers think about the dangers of the road, at least some good will have come out of it.’
She continued: ‘ People all around Inveraray have been so kind, and it means a lot to us. Ross was just an easy going, kind-hearted boy. He would have done anything to help anyone.’
Sergeant Archie McGuire, from the divisional road policing unit, said: ‘ I would appeal to any witnesses to please contact the Argyll and West Dunbartonshire divisional road policing unit via the 101 telephone number.’
TRAGEDY: Inverary is in shock following the death
of Ross Kennedy