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Susan Crossan named as victim of Aberdeen road crash

Susan Crossan Image copyright Police Scotland
Image caption Susan Crossan was said to be a wonderful wife and mother

Tributes have been paid to a head teacher killed after a two-car crash in Aberdeen.

Susan Crossan, 55, died after suffering a serious head injury in the crash on South Deeside Road on Wednesday.

Mrs Crossan was head teacher at Culter Primary School and was described as being a "a wonderful wife and mother" in a statement from her family.

Police Scotland have opened an investigation into the crash and have appealed for information.

Mrs Crossan was taken to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary after the crash, where she died in the early hours of Thursday.

Her husband Finlay, 58, paid tribute to his wife and said: "Susan loved teaching and had been a teacher since 1979 with a break to raise our sons. She was passionate about children's development, which drove her to become a head teacher.

Image caption Police have appealed for witnesses

"Susan also loved going to music concerts and followed Aberdeen Football Club. She had joined the family at the League Cup Final in Glasgow and was delighted to see her team win."

He added: "She was a wonderful wife, mother and grandmother and was proud of the achievements of her children and grandchildren. Her loss to our family cannot be adequately put into words."

Aberdeen City Council's Jenny Laing said: "This is dreadful news and our thoughts are with Susan's family, friends and the Culter School community at this difficult time.

"Susan was well regarded by everyone at the school and she will be sadly missed.

"We are providing support to school staff and pupils to help them as they come to terms with this tragic news."

Mrs Crossan is survived by her husband and their sons Gavin, 35; Andrew, 30; and Niall, 27. She also had two grandchildren.

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