Woman fatally injured in crash named
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.