A heartbroken family have led tributes to Scots who died after his pick-up truck was hit by a falling tree, hailing him ‘legend’ who was ‘taken too soon’.
David Lapage’s Nissan Navara pick-up was struck on the B977 Dyce to Hatton Fintry Road in Aberdeenshire amid Storm Arwen on Friday, November 26.
Police today confirmed the 35-year-old as the victim of the incident, which took place around 5.45pm.
His sister Siobhan has since launched a JustGiving page in his memory, with over £2,000 raised in just three days.
Writing a message on the page, she praised her brother and said he was ‘a dear friend to many’.
The statement read: “My brother David was tragically taken from us all on Friday evening in a bad storm. He is a son, father, brother, uncle, cousin and dear friend to many.
“I’m making this in memory David Ross Lapage. Another legend taken too soon.
“We miss you so much and we will cherish the good times we all had with you. Keep sailing, David.”
Siobhan was joined by other friends and loved ones, who son flooded social media with their memories of David.
One wrote: “Such a sad loss.
“A great guy.”
Another added: “You’ll be sorely missed, David.
“It was a pleasure to know you.”
A third commented: “Your support, humour and friendship, meant the world to me.
“Fair winds and following seas, David.”
The tragic crash took place as Storm Arwen, that’s caused devastation and left Scots without power for six days, battered much of the country, with Aberdeenshire being among the worse hit areas of the country.
Police confirmed that enquiries into David’s tragic passing are ongoing.
Anyone with information is being urged to come forward.
Sergeant Craig McNeill said: “Our thoughts are very much with David’s family and friends at this time.
“Our enquiries are ongoing to establish the full circumstances and anyone with information who hasn’t yet spoken to an officer can call 101 quoting reference 2999 of November 26.”
Head to the JustGiving page to donate.
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