World champion stock car driver (11) dies after race crash
Published 11/05/2015 | 19:21
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."