Police trace ‘crash driver’

Crash victim: Stefan Sakatiuk
Crash victim: Stefan Sakatiuk
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Police have traced a man they believe is the driver of a car which crashed into a tree, killing a passenger.

Stefan Sakatiuk, 34, from Fauldhouse, West Lothian, died when the silver Vauxhall Signum he was travelling in left the B7015 Sheephousehill Road and hit a tree on New Year’s Day.

The driver, who has not been named, left the scene of the crash, which happened at around 7.45pm.

A police spokeswoman said: “We’ve traced the person we believe to be the driver. He’s helping police with inquiries.”