Tributes to Tain's Robert Maclellan after Fife accident

Robert Maclellan Robert Maclellan's family said they were heartbroken by his death

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Tributes have been paid to a Ross-shire lorry driver who died after being hit by a passing vehicle on the A92 in Fife on Monday.

Robert Maclellan, 65, from Tain, had been parked in a lay-by between the Crossgates and Cowdenbeath junctions when he was struck.

His family described him as an "old school trucker" and a "true gentleman".

Police Scotland has launched an investigation into the incident and appealed for witnesses.

In a statement, Mr Maclellan's family said: "We are heartbroken by our loss.

"We knew him as Bobby and his friends knew him as Freddie, and he will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him.

"He was an old school trucker and true gentleman who loved his job and was known and respected throughout the country."

Police appeal

Sgt Colin Morrison, of Police Scotland's road policing division in Fife, said they had received information from the public but were still keen to try to trace the driver of a small silver-coloured MPV, possibly a Fiait Scudo, who was in the vicinity of the crash.

He said: "We are still investigating the incident and are appealing for witnesses to come forward.

"I would like to thank the occupants of a small black car who we appealed to contact us, and who came forward shortly after the media issued our appeal."

The accident, which happened at about 13:15 on Monday, closed the eastbound carriageway for almost nine hours.

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