A199 crash: Family pay tribute to man who died after van collided with house

The family of a man who died in a crash on the A199 have paid tribute to the “much loved son, brother and uncle.”

Thursday, 20th May 2021, 6:55 pm
Updated Thursday, 20th May 2021, 6:58 pm

William French known as Billy, died after his van collided with a house at about 7.55pm on Saturday, 15 May near Haddington.

Emergency services attended but the 48-year-old was pronounced dead at the scene.

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A199 in East Lothian, near to where William French died in a crash.

Mr French was the driver and sole occupant of the van – a Vauxhall Combo – and no other vehicles were involved.

In a statement his family said: "Billy was a much loved son, brother and uncle who will be sorely missed by his family and friends.

"The family would like to be left to grieve in private at this difficult time."

A police spokesman said enquiries are ongoing into the cause of the crash and anyone who witnessed it should contact Police Scotland on 101 and quote incident number 3797 of 15 May.

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