Re­newed A9 plea as vic­tim named

Po­lice want any sight­ings of Doreen (80)

Perthshire Advertiser - - FRONT PAGE - Rachel Clark

Po­lice are look­ing to trace driv­ers who seen a lorry near where an 80-year-old woman was killed on the Perth by­pass last week­end.

Po­lice Scot­land’s Tay­side di­vi­sion yes­ter­day con­firmed the vic­tim was Doreen Wil­liams, who was from Perth, and have launched a fresh ap­peal for in­for­ma­tion.

Doreen was killed at around 2.15am on Sun­day, Novem­ber 4 on the A9 be­tween the In­veral­mond and Brox­den round­abouts.

Her next of kin have been in­formed.

Af­ter a po­lice ap­peal ear­lier in the week, the driver of a white van the po­lice were look­ing for has come for­ward and been help­ing with the en­quiries.

How­ever, in­ves­ti­gat­ing po­lice of­fi­cers, who have not ruled out the in­ci­dent be­ing a hit and run, are now keen to speak to any­one else who may have been on the road at the time.

De­tec­tive In­spec­tor Ray Birnie, the se­nior in­ves­ti­gat­ing of­fi­cer for the en­quiry, said: “Our thoughts are fore­most with Doreen’s fam­ily.

“They are dev­as­tated by their loss and they are cur­rently be­ing sup­ported by spe­cial­ist po­lice of­fi­cers dur­ing this dif­fi­cult time.

“Ex­ten­sive po­lice en­quiries are on­go­ing and I can con­firm that the driver of a white van has now re­sponded to the ini­tial wit­ness ap­peal.

“The driver was able to pro­vide sig­nif­i­cant in­for­ma­tion and has since been elim­i­nated from our en­quiry.

“How­ever, it is ab­so­lutely vi­tal that we speak to ev­ery­one who was trav­el­ling south on the A9 be­tween the round­about at In­veral­mond and the round­about at Brox­den about 12.15am on Sun­day, Novem­ber 4.

“We need to speak to any­one who saw Doreen walk­ing along the A9 or on nearby Dunkeld Road or who saw an HGV lorry stopped on the near­side lane of the south­bound car­riage­way with its haz­ard warn­ing lights il­lu­mi­nated.

“We know that sev­eral ve­hi­cles passed both the in­ci­dent and the HGV. I urge th­ese driv­ers to come for­ward now.”

He added: “Doreen’s fam­ily need the help of the pub­lic to find the an­swer to what hap­pened to their mother.

“If any­one has wit­nessed this in­ci­dent, driven past it or has dash­cam footage, then please call Po­lice Scot­land on 101 quot­ing ref­er­ence num­ber 0672 of Novem­ber 4 or speak to any po­lice of­fi­cer.

“To re­main anony­mous, call the char­ity Crimestop­pers on 0800 555 111.”

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