Woman fa­tally in­jured in crash named

The Press and Journal (Inverness, Highlands, and Islands) - - NEWS -

A 22 year-old woman who died fol­low­ing a road crash in Orkney last week has been named by po­lice as Emma Barton.

Miss Barton was driv­ing her black Vaux­hall Corsa on the A965 at Ren­nibis­ter when the crash hap­pened at 7.30am on Tues­day Novem­ber 27.

She was treated at Bal­four Hospi­tal in Kirk­wall be­fore be­ing trans­ferred to Aberdeen Royal In­fir­mary, where she died five days later.

Her male pas­sen­ger suf­fered non-lifethreat­en­ing in­juries.

Mean­while, the fam­ily of a 19-year-old who died in a sin­gle ve­hi­cle crash near Thurso on Satur­day

“Her pas­sen­ger suf­fered non-life-threat­en­ing in­juries”

have told of their “great sor­row”.

James Con­nor Cook, known as Con­nor, from the Bet­ty­hill area was trav­el­ling along an un­clas­si­fied road when his Ford Fi­esta veered off the road a mile from its junc­tion with the A836 shortly be­fore 11.10pm.

Mr Cook, who worked at Doun­reay and would have cel­e­brated his 20th birth­day on Sun­day, lived all his life in Bet­ty­hill.

In a heart­felt state­ment his fam­ily paid trib­ute to their “beloved son, brother and friend”.

They said: “It is with great sor­row we an­nounce the sud­den death of our son Con­nor, aged 19.

“Beloved son of James and Mary, brother of Tori and Erin and friend to many in Suther­land and Caith­ness.”

Mr Cook was the sole oc­cu­pant of the pur­ple ve­hi­cle and no other ve­hi­cles were in­volved.

Road Polic­ing Sergeant Alan Hen­der­son ex­pressed his sym­pa­thy to the fam­i­lies over both car ac­ci­dents and asked for any wit­nesses who had not al­ready told their story to get in touch with the po­lice.

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