Thursday 20 July 2017

World champion stock car driver (11) dies after race crash

Ministox are put through their paces during the Ministx race during stockcar racing at Mildenhall Stadium (Photo by Jamie McDonald/Getty Images)
Ministox are put through their paces during the Ministx race during stockcar racing at Mildenhall Stadium (Photo by Jamie McDonald/Getty Images)

Paul Ward

An 11-year-old world champion mini stock car driver who was seriously injured in a crash has died.

Keir Millar, from Lockerbie, was hurt in a race at Lochgelly Raceway in Fife on Saturday.

He was taken to hospital in Edinburgh and his family said tonight that he had since died.

In a statement issued through NHS Lothian they asked for space and time to grieve.

They said: "Due to the injuries sustained in an accident at the weekend Keir has sadly passed away.

"We, as a family, request space and time to grieve in private."

Keir took part in the Ministox racing series and last year won the Ninja Kart Championship in England.

A race at Lochgelly later this week has been cancelled out of respect.

The youngster died at around 4pm at the Royal Hospital for Sick Children in Edinburgh.

In a further statement issued through police, Keir's family said they were "extremely distraught".

They said: "He was a much loved son and brother and will be sadly missed by all who knew him."

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