Police name 19-year-old who died in collision

William with his brother, Lewis.
William with his brother, Lewis.

Police Scotland can confirm that the 19-year-old man who died following a road traffic collision in Mintlaw on Saturday, November 29, was William Sangster from Auchnagatt.

William had been a passenger in the red Ford Fiesta, which had been travelling on Station Road in Mintlaw.

His family including his mother Tracey Marshall and her husband Paul Marshall, father Philip Sangster and his wife Sarah Sangster and sister Nicole, 17, and brother Lewis, 6, today released a statement paying tribute to him.

The statement said: “William attended Crimond School and Peterhead Academy before studying joinery at Banff and Buchan College but farming was in his blood. He much preferred to be outside working with his hands than being indoors.

“Latterly he was working at Blackhills Farm at St Fergus but he worked for many of the local farmers. He loved it, it was what he lived for. He was brought up in a farming environment and always adored tractors from a young age. He bought his own Grey Fergie tractor which had been his pride and joy.

“William came from a big extended family and he will be sorely missed by all who knew him. He was well-known as a larger than life character and always had a big smile on his face.

“He was very close to his sister, they did everything together. You would just always hear him laughing, he was popular with everyone, had lots of friends and was a devoted partner to his girlfriend.”