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Probe into Dumbarton player Gordon Lennon's crash death

Gordon Lennon (right) with Dumbarton manager Jim Chapman
Image caption Gordon Lennon (right) with Dumbarton manager Jim Chapman

A fatal accident inquiry is to be held into the crash which killed Dumbarton FC captain Gordon Lennon.

Lennon died in an off-road accident in the Highlands in June 2009 after a 4x4 he was in hit an electricity pole.

The crash happened at Brahan near Maryburgh. Lennon, originally from Larne, County Antrim, was taken to Raigmore Hospital in Inverness but died from his injuries.

The inquiry will be held at Dingwall Sheriff Court on 20 September.

It will try to establish the exact circumstances surrounding Lennon's death.

The 26-year-old had led his side to promotion to Division Two. He lived in Paisley and had a baby son with his 25-year-old girlfriend.

The accident on 7 June 2009 involved a vehicle from the local four-wheel drive club.

The vehicle hit an electricity pole in the Canal Wood on Brahan Estate, bringing the wires down.

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