Old Dalkeith Road crash: Second victim named

Sean Allan. Pic: comp
Sean Allan. Pic: comp
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Police have named the second man who died after a car crash on Old Dalkeith Road as Kyle Thomson from Peebles.

The 22-year-old was a front seat passenger of the Hyundai involved in Friday’s collision with a Subaru Impreza.

Police Scotland are appealing for anyone who witnessed the accident. Picture: Contributed

Police Scotland are appealing for anyone who witnessed the accident. Picture: Contributed

The car driver, Sean Allan, also lost his life after the crash, which happened at around 11.10pm on Friday.

Kyle had been taken to Edinburgh Royal Infirmary but later succumbed to his injuries.

Another passenger of the same vehicle remains in Edinburgh Royal Infirmary.

Mr Allan’s partner Charlene Tweed said she was devastated by the loss of the 24-year-old father-of-three.

She said: “Sean was a loving father to his three children Eilidh, Sean and Mason, as well as his step-daughter Sophie, playing a big part in her life for a number of years.

“He was also a wonderful partner and I am utterly destroyed by his death.

“I am struggling to find the words to describe my grief and would ask that our family be left alone to grieve and come to terms with our devastating loss.”

Tributes also flooded in for Kyle Thomson on social media. His friend Euan Forsyth said: “Lost a best mate today, words can’t describe the sadness. But the happy funny memories are the ones ill remember. RIP Kyle Thomson you were one of the good guys!”

Police are investigating the full circumstances of Friday night’s incident and road policing officers are urging any witnesses to come forward.

Sergeant Ross Drummond said: “We are still trying to establish exactly what happened to result in this collision and the tragic death of two young men.

“As such, I would ask motorists who were on Old Dalkeith Road at around 11.10pm on Friday evening and witnessed the collision to contact police immediately.

“In addition, anyone with any further information relevant to our ongoing enquiries is also asked to get in touch.”

Those with information are asked to contact Police Scotland on 101.