Teen pays tribute to dead boyfriend Louis Kefferty

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A 20-year-old driver has died and his girlfriend is in hospital after crashing into a tree in West Lothian.

The accident happened on the A705 near Seafield at around 11.05am yesterday when the Vauxhall Astra came off the road.

Driver Louis Kefferty, 20, and his 18-year-old passenger Lauren White were taken to Edinburgh Royal Infirmary for treatment to serious injuries.

Mr Kefferty died late last night, police said.

Police said Ms White is likely to be in hospital “for some time” but her injuries are not life-threatening.

In a Facebook post she said that her boyfriend had saved her life and made sure she was safe before tending to himself.

She wrote: “Yesterday I lost the most precious person in my life, he has been there for me no matter what and it has left a hole in my heart that will never mend.”

The road was closed for five hours while officers examined the scene and they are appealing for any witnesses.

Sergeant Brian Jones said: ‘’This tragic collision appears to have involved only one car. However, I am appealing to anyone who saw the collision or was driving on this road around this time and has any information which can assist us to call Police Scotland on 101.’’