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Emergency services / Police name man who died in Yell road accident

POLICE in Shetland have named the man who died as a result of a road crash in Yell on Friday afternoon.

Rainer Peschel, from Sellafirth, in Yell, was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident on the single track B8092 road between Gutcher and Cullivoe.

Police said on Saturday that the 58-year old’s grey Ford Fusion had caught fire after a single vehicle collision.

Sergeant David Miller, of Highland and Islands road policing said: “Our thoughts remain with the family and friends of Mr Peschel at this difficult time.

“Enquiries into the incident are ongoing. We believe there were a number of witnesses on scene and we are asking anyone who has not spoken to us or anyone who witnesses the crash to contact us.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101 quoting incident 1985 of 31 July 2020.

Emergency services including two fire appliances, ambulance and the police were called to the scene of the accident on Friday just after 2pm.

The Sumburgh-based coastguard helicopter also attended the scene but later returned to base. Shetland Islands Council put on an extra ferry run to Yell at the request of the fire service.