Newburgh crash horror

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FRIENDS and family have paid tribute to a young man killed in Newburgh late last week in a horrific crash.

Nineteen-year-old Brendon Main, from Cults, was a passenger in the black Ford Fiesta which struck a number of parked vehicles on Main Street at around 1am on Sunday morning, near the Udny Arms Hotel. He was taken by ambulance to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, but later died of his injuries. Police closed the road for six and a half hours while they carried out investigations to ascertain the causes of the crash. It is understood that two other people were taken from the vehicle, but that they were not seriously injured in the collision.

Friends have paid tribute to Mr Main, who worked at AM Philip Trucktech in Aberdeen as an apprentice mechanic and had familial links with Ellon. A page on social networking site Facebook has already attracted dozens of posts from friends and wellwishers, while cards and flower bouquets have been left at the scene of the accident.

A source close to the family, who did not wish to be named, said: “As far as I know, they’re coping as well as could be expected under the circumstances.”

A police spokesman told the Times on Tuesday that no new details of the crash were being released, and that investigations were ongoing.

Sergeant Neil Morrison, of Grampian Police’s Road Policing Department, said: “Tragically, as a result of this crash Brendon lost his life, and my thoughts are with his family at this difficult time.

He continued: “Our enquiries are still at an early stage and I am grateful to those who very quickly attended the scene to offer assistance. That said, I am also keen to hear from anyone who may have either witnessed the crash or who may any other information that would allow us to progress this enquiry and who has not already come forward to contact us as soon as possible.”

Anyone with information regarding the incident can contact Grampian Police on 0845 600 5 700 or, should they wish to remain anonymous, Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.