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Aberdeen 'tree crash' kills two 17-year-olds in Renault Clio on West Tullos Road

Crash scene [Pic: Press and Journal]
Image caption The Renault Clio left the road before striking a tree

Two 17-year-olds have been killed after the car they were driving hit a tree in Aberdeen.

They have been named locally as Scott Taylor and Aidan Thomson.

The crash happened on West Tullos Road at about 22:50 on Tuesday. Two other teenage boys, believed to be 14, who were rear passengers in the Renault Clio, suffered minor injuries.

Image caption Flowers have been left at the scene of the crash

The road was closed overnight for accident investigators to examine the scene.

One resident living nearby told BBC Scotland she heard an "almighty bang", which made her house shake, and saw the car concertinaed against the tree.

Relatives and friends have been paying tribute and offering condolences on social networking sites.

Insp Scott Mann, of the Grampian Police road policing department, said: "Two young men have died as a result of this tragic incident.

"Their immediate families have been advised and my thoughts are with them at this sad and traumatic time."

He added: "Clearly our enquiries are at an early stage and collision investigators have carried out a detailed examination of the scene.

"This necessitated the closure of West Tullos Road for around six hours.

"We would like to speak with anyone who witnessed the collision or its immediate aftermath or indeed anyone who may have seen a red coloured Renault Clio being driven in the Nigg, Torry or Portlethen area during Tuesday evening."

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