Heriot, Scottish Borders – On Sunday, 29 October, a tragic traffic collision occurred near Heriot, resulting in the unfortunate loss of two individuals. This incident has had a profound impact on the local community, eliciting a strong emotional response. The incident transpired at approximately 12:40 pm, involving a black Audi A3 and a black Range Rover. Regrettably, the individual operating the Audi, identified as Finlay Street, a 23-year-old resident of Hawick, was pronounced deceased at the accident site.
The individual operating the Range Rover, identified as Mark Williams, aged 45 and hailing from Heriot, was accompanied by two juvenile occupants, specifically a 15-year-old female and a 9-year-old male. All three individuals were expeditiously transported to a medical facility in order to receive necessary medical attention. Unfortunately, it is with great sadness that we report the demise of Mark Williams on Tuesday, 31 October, as a result of his injuries.
The Williams family has released a poignant statement, conveying their profound grief and appealing for solitude amidst this exceedingly challenging period. Mark Williams was a highly regarded individual who held significant roles within his personal and community spheres, including being a cherished spouse, sibling, parent, and child. Inspector Ross Drummond expressed his condolences to the families of Finlay and Mark, recognizing the significant and lasting effects that this tragedy has had on their lives.
The speaker placed significant emphasis on the diligent efforts of the authorities in their pursuit of establishing comprehensive details regarding the incident. The investigators are requesting the cooperation of individuals who were present in the vicinity during the collision or possess dash-cam footage that could potentially assist in their inquiries. Individuals possessing potentially pertinent information are strongly encouraged to establish contact with Police Scotland at the designated telephone number 101, while referencing incident number 1884,
which transpired on Sunday, the 29th of October, in the year 2023. The local community has united in solidarity to provide support and assistance to the families who have been impacted during this distressing period. The departure of Mark Williams and Finlay Street is deeply mourned, and their legacies will perpetually endure in the affections of those who were acquainted with and cherished them.