Eleven-year-old world champion dies after crash

Family mourns mini stock racer Keir Millar


Royal Hospital For Sick Children
An 11-year-old world champion mini stock car driver who was seriously injured in a crash has died.

Keir Millar, from Lockerbie, was hurt in a race at Lochgelly Raceway in Fife on Saturday.

He was taken to hospital in Edinburgh and his family said tonight that he had since died.

In a statement issued through NHS Lothian they asked for space and time to grieve.

They said: "Due to the injuries sustained in an accident at the weekend Keir has sadly passed away.

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

Keir took part in the Ministox racing series and last year won the Ninja Kart Championship in England.

A race at Lochgelly later this week has been cancelled out of respect.

The youngster died at around 4pm at the Royal Hospital for Sick Children in Edinburgh.

In a further statement issued through police, Keir's family said they were "extremely distraught".

They said: "He was a much loved son and brother and will be sadly missed by all who knew him."