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Tribute to West Lothian crash victim Jamie McLaughlin

The parents of a young man killed when his car hit a tree in West Lothian have paid tribute to their "caring" son.

Jamie McLaughlin was driving north along the B8046 near Linlithgow on Saturday when his Peugeot 206 hit the kerb and left the road.

The 21-year-old from Livingston was taken to Edinburgh Royal Infirmary but died of his injuries.

Lothian and Borders Police are investigating the accident, and have asked witnesses to contact them.

Mr McLaughlin's parents, who asked not to be named, thanked all those who had tried to save their son's life.

In a statement, they said: "We would like to say a heartfelt thanks to the local people, firemen, police and paramedics who came to his aid in his hour of need.

"We would also like to say a huge thank you to the medical staff at the Royal Infirmary in Edinburgh, they tried so hard to save Jamie."

Describing Mr McLaughlin as someone who "really looked out for all his friends and family", they added: "Jamie was a son to be proud of, he was very caring, quick-witted and would do anything to help others.

"He has been taken from us far too early, but at 21 he had his own flat, had bought his car and was a really hard worker."

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