Darts player Bryan Whyte killed in A82 crash near Torlundy

Bryan Whyte Bryan Whyte was a top darts player who was to represent Scotland

A driver who died in a crash on the A82 in the Highlands was a top darts player who had been called up recently to represent Scotland.

Bryan Whyte, 34, a mechanic from Spean Bridge, died after his car was involved in a collision with a pick-up van near Torlundy at about 14:40 on Friday.

Tributes have been paid to him on darts websites.

Jim MacNeil, secretary of the Highland Darts Association, described him as a "true great in our game".

Mr Whyte had recently been named in the Scotland darts squad for 2014/2015.

On the Scottish Darts Association website, chairman Len Mutch said: "It is my sad duty to inform you Bryan Whyte, newly selected for Scotland, was tragically killed in a car crash. Our thoughts are with his family at this very sad time.

In a statement posted online, Mr MacNeil said: "Highland Darts and Scotland at large have lost a true gentleman this week in tragic circumstances.

"Bryan Whyte was a true great in our game and a gentleman and great friend to all who met him.

"In all the teams that Bryan played for his humour, honesty and integrity shone through and he endeared himself to everyone he met. He has been taken from us far too early but will always remain in our hearts. We will never forget him."

The driver of the Ford transit pick-up involved in the crash was taken to hospital but was not thought to have been seriously injured. Police have appealed for witnesses.

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