Evening Times

Tributes to mum and sons killed in car crash


TRIBUTES have been paid to a mother and her two sons who died in a three-vehicle crash while on their way to deliver Christmas presents.

The accident, involving a 4x4 and two cars, happened on the A95 near Aviemore, north of Granish Junction, around 9.30am on Saturday.

Michelle Owen, 36, and her sons Callum Wyn Owen, 13, and Ethan James Owen, 11, were in one car, Northern Constabula­ry said. All three are from Scone, near Perth.

They had been on their way to deliver Christmas presents to the boys’ gran, according to Reverend Bruce Thomson, from Scone Old Parish Church.

Mr Thomson , wholed prayers for the family at the church, said: “They were a lovely family. The thoughts and prayers and church support are here for them and their father, Ian.

“The two boys were in the Boys’ Brigade at the church. They were popular – everyone knew them and liked them.

“The mother was a regular helper in the junior section at the church helping out with the Boys’ Brigade. Our thoughts and prayers are with them all.”

Northern Constabula­ry said Mrs Owen worked as a home carer.

Neighbours also paid tribute to the mother.

May Herring , 7 5 , wh o lives on the same road as the family home, said: “It’s very sad. She used to come over with her children for Hallowe’en.

“They lived here a few years. She was a nice woman.”

A police spokesman said the crash involved two cars and a 4x4 vehicle.

“As a result of the collision, three people from one of the two cars received fatal injuries,” he said.

The Scottish Ambulance Service said three ambulances and a helicopter had attended the crash.

One male casualty was taken to Aviemore health centre with minor injuries.

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