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Shirley Masson, 80, dies on same Moray road as daughter

Shirley Masson
Image caption Shirley Masson's family described her as "very family orientated" and "very caring"

An elderly woman has died on the same road in Moray that her daughter was knocked down on almost 29 years ago.

Shirley Masson, 80, was struck by a car on the A96 at Gateside Farm, between Forres and Elgin, at 17:45 on Sunday.

Her youngest daughter Valerie died in similar circumstances at the same place when she was aged 14, police said.

Mrs Masson, who lived near Forres, died at the scene. The driver of the black Vauxhall Vectra car involved in the collision was unhurt.

She is survived by her children Scott Masson, Colin Masson and Jan Masson as well as her six grandchildren.

In a family statement, her son Scott said: "It is tragic beyond belief that this has happened and we are all absolutely devastated. It is made all the more poignant that her daughter died there too."

He described her as "very family orientated" and "very caring".

He added: "She was a wonderful mother and grandmother who was very much loved by us all. She will be greatly missed by family, friends and neighbours. Messages of sympathy and support have been overwhelming."

Mrs Masson was born in Belfast and moved to London to train as a radiographer before working in the Aberdeen area.

She had lived at Gateside Farm since marrying her husband, Patrick, who died in 1995.

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