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Police / Police name driver who died in Christmas crash

POLICE have named the 84-year old man who died in a road traffic collision in Shetland at around 4pm on Christmas Day.

Harry Johnson, from Bixter, died in hospital in Lerwick after his Volkswagen Golf was involved in a collision with another car on the A971 between Bixter and Tresta.

The driver of the other car involved, a 39-year-old woman, was also taken to hospital for treatment.

The road was closed for a time to allow investigation work to be carried out.

Road policing sergeant Ally Mackay said: “Our thoughts remain with Mr Johnson’s family and friends following their loss, especially given the time of year this occurred.”

He repeated calls for potential witnesses to come forward.

“Thank you to those who have already been in touch with information,” sergeant Mackay said.

“We are still appealing to anyone who saw the collision, or the grey Volkswagen Golf and blue Volkswagen Sharan prior to the incident to please contact us.

“I would also ask people to review their dash-cam and CCTV footage for anything of significance that could help with our investigation.”

Police Scotland can be contacted via telephone 101, quoting reference 1498 of Monday, 25 December 2023.

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