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Blackpool man killed in Scottish crash named

A Blackpool man who died in a road crash in the Scottish Highlands last week has been named as 39-year-old Christopher Giles.

On Friday night a vehicle he was driving came off the road and hit a tree near Aviemore, killing him and his passenger, a 36-year-old man from Aberdeenshire.

Police in Scotland say enquiries into the circumstances are continuing.

Nobody else was within the vehicle and no other vehicles were involved.

The road was closed for around eight hours to allow for an investigation at the scene.

Sergeant Alasdair Mackay, of Highland and Islands Road Policing, said: “Our thoughts remain with the families of both men at this time.

"We are continuing with enquiries to establish the full circumstances of this incident.

"The car was travelling west in the direction of Aviemore before the collision and we would ask anyone who may have seen it on the road or who has information which has not yet been passed on to come forward.

"This includes anyone who may have dashcam footage or private CCTV from a business or property in the area.

"Anyone who can help can contact police by calling 101 and quoting incident 4537 of Friday, 7th February."

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