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Lockerbie boy Keir Millar dies after Lochgelly stock car crash

Keir Millar Image copyright Raymond Henderson

An 11-year-old boy from Lockerbie has died in hospital after a stock car accident at the weekend.

Keir Millar was injured in a race at Lochgelly Raceway in Fife on Saturday.

He was taken to the Royal Hospital for Sick Children in Edinburgh following the accident.

A statement from Keir's family said: "We wish to announce that due to the injuries sustained in an accident at the weekend Keir has sadly passed away."

The statement added: "The family are extremely distraught at the passing of their son. He was a much loved son and brother and will be sadly missed by all who knew him.

"We, as a family, request space and time to grieve in private."

The Dumfries and Galloway youngster took part in the Ministox racing series and last year won the Ninja Kart Championship in England.

Hardie Race Promotions, which operates the Lochgelly Raceway, said it would not be commenting on the incident.

"There are ongoing investigations into the accident and no statement will be issued until their conclusion," it said.

"The thoughts of all at HRP are with the family at this time."

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