In­ver­aray mourns af­ter road tragedy

The Oban Times - - News -

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

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