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Police name young crash death boy as Callum Bruce

Kingswells fatal [Pic: Press and Journal]
Image caption Callum Bruce died in the crash on Wednesday afternoon

A 16-month-old boy who was killed in a car crash near Aberdeen has been named by police.

Callum Bruce, from the Alford area of Aberdeenshire, died after a two-car collision on the A944 Kingswells to Westhill road on Wednesday.

Grampian Police said the boy's mother was still in a critical condition in Aberdeen Royal Infirmary.

The force expressed its condolences to relatives and friends, and appealed for any witnesses to come forward.

The toddler was pronounced dead shortly after arriving at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary.

'Distressing time'

An elderly couple, in the other car, were also taken to hospital after the crash at about 15:00 between the Kingswells roundabout and the Five Mile Garage, next to the Ardene House Veterinary Practice.

The road was closed until 01:00 on Thursday, causing severe traffic disruption.

Insp Jim Wood said: "Callum Bruce was taken to hospital by paramedics after the collision but unfortunately died of his injuries. His mother remains in a critical condition.

"This is obviously a very distressing time for the family and friends of all of those involved and our thoughts are obviously with them at this time.

"Inquiries into the collision are continuing today and officers are appealing for anyone who may have witnessed the incident, or either of the vehicles involved, to contact police."

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