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

Paul Ward

Published 11/05/2015 | 19:21

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)

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

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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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