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Aberdeenshire crash victim's mother makes safety plea

Andrew Mackay
Image caption Andrew Mackay died after his car crashed on Monday

The mother of an 18-year-old who was killed in a road crash in Aberdeenshire has said she hopes some good will come of his death.

Trainee mechanic Andrew Mackay, of Dyce in Aberdeen, died after the one-car accident on Monday afternoon.

A black Vauxhall Corsa, travelling from Hatton of Fintray to Kintore, left the road.

Mr Mackay's mother said she hoped young drivers would think more about safety as a result of her son's death.

Relatives said: "We are devastated by the loss of Andrew, who was a well loved young man, who enjoyed making people laugh.

"Heather, his mother, is devastated by his death, but hopes some good can come of it if it makes other young drivers think more about their safety on the roads.

"His brother, Alan, and sister, Ashleigh, loved their brother very much and will find it hard to come to terms with his loss.

"The family would like to extend their thanks for all the comfort and support they have received and would like to request privacy to grieve for our boy."

A Grampian Police spokesman appealed for anyone who may have seen the vehicle in the area at the time to contact them.

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