Family’s tribute to death-crash teenager

The family of a teenager from Hawick who died after a car crash have described him as a popular and happy young man.

Dale Whillans, 18, died last Thursday in the Western General Hospital in Edinburgh.

His death followed a single-vehicle crash at around 2pm on the Monday of that week. A black Seat landed in a field after leaving the A698 Hawick to Kelso road near Timpendean.

Lee Sanderson was seriously hurt and Aaron Murphy escaped with minor injuries.

A Vauxhall Corsa was also in the area at the time of the crash.

In a statement, Mr Whillan’s family said: “It goes without saying, that Dale was taken from us at far too young a age, and we cannot put into words the devastation we are all feeling. Dale was a very popular and happy young man.

“He was such a big part of our lives and will never be forgotten.

“We are all deeply saddened by his death.”

Police enquiries into the crash are ongoing.

Sergeant Vincent Fisher said: “We are keen to speak to anyone who may have seen the vehicle shortly before the incident.”

z A 28-year-old man died in a crash on the A7 near Langholm in the early hours of Saturday.

Scott Cameron, from Corby Hill in Carlisle, was found dead in the wreckage of a white Mini One, which was spotted at the foot of an embankment about a mile south of Skippers Bridge.

It happened some time between 2am and 7.30am. Police launched an investigation to establish the exact time and were trying to trace a man aged about 35 in a green anorak and green Wellington boots, who was walking near the scene at around 7am.