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By Euan Maxwell
Annan and Eskdale
Family pay tribute to crash victim

TRIBUTES have poured in for a Lockerbie man described as “one of life’s good guys” who died in a road collision last weekend.

Steven Armstrong, 52, was driving his motorbike on the B6357 near Annan at around midday on Saturday when he was in a collision with a car.

Soon after, emergency services pronounced him dead at the scene.

The driver of the car, a 31 year-old travelling in a Vauxhall Corsa, was left uninjured.

Steven, who ran the Lockerbie-based Tak’n’Wak Fabrication, leaves behind his wife, Jane, and three children Lewis, Shannon and Deni.

They said in a joint statement this week: “We are shocked and devastated to lose Steven so young as he was a very kind family man who will be deeply missed.”

And in an emotional post on social media, Shannon described her dad as “my hero forever”.

As news of Steven’s passing broke, hundreds of tributes appeared online.

Veronica Mcneish wrote: “Just awful news, thoughts with Jane and family he was truly one of life’s good guys.”

Christine Little said she was “shocked and saddened”, calling Steven “such a lovely man”.

Eck Sloan added: “Unreal, so sad to hear the loss of Steven, always made time for everyone, true saying of the good die young, sympathy for Jane and family.”

Shaun Muir said: “So sad. Thoughts go out to Jane and family, you were a good one taken too soon, you were a hard working man and will be sadly missed by a lot of people.”

Meanwhile, Sergeant Bob McNay from Police Scotland’s Road Policing Unit said: “Our thoughts are with the family of the man who sadly lost his life and those directly affect by this collision.

“The investigation into the incident is ongoing and we are asking for anyone who was in the area and witnessed the events to please come forward.

“We are also keen to speak to anyone who may have dash cam footage which captures the vehicles at the time of the collision, or shortly before, to get in contact as they may be able to assist our enquiries.

“If you have any information, please contact police on 101, quoting incident 1480 of 4 September 2021.”

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