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Fraserburgh death crash teenager named as Stephen Lippe

Stephen Lippe
Image caption The dead teenager was named as Stephen Lippe

A 17-year-old who died after his car hit a wall in Fraserburgh and ended up on its nose has been named by police as Stephen Lippe.

The accident happened in the Aberdeenshire town's Strichen Road, near its junction with King Edward Street, at about 05:55 on Monday.

The local teenager was cut free from the red Vauxhall Astra but he could not be saved.

Grampian Police said it was too early to speculate about the cause.

Insp Ewan Innes said: "Tragically a young male has lost his life and this will obviously be a particularly difficult time for his family and friends, and my thoughts are with them at this sad time.

"I would appeal to anyone who may have any information relating to this collision to contact us, particularly any residents in the area who may have seen or heard anything just prior to the collision."

The road was closed until about 15:00 to allow an investigation.

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