Three Teens Named Following Deaths In Fatal Crash On The A711 Near Dumfries

Road policing officers are continuing to carry out enquiries and appeal for information following a fatal crash on the A711 near Dumfries where 3 local teenagers were killed.

Around 12.20am on Wednesday, 16 March, 2022, police were called to a report of a road crash, involving two cars, on the A711 near Dumfries, involving a Honda Civic and Honda CRV. The Scottish Ambulance Service and Scottish Fire and Rescue Service also attended.

Three males, all aged 16, who were travelling within the Honda Civic were pronounced dead at the scene. A male occupant of the Honda Civic, aged 17, and three men, aged 32, 51 and 54, from the Honda CRV, were taken to Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary. Two males were later transferred to the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital for treatment.

The 17-year-old occupant of the Honda Civic remains in critical condition. Medical staff describe the condition of the other three men as serious but stable.

The local 16-year-old male youths who died can now be named as Finlay Johns, Ian Cannon and Tyler Johnston.

The road was closed for a number of hours as collision investigations took place.

Chief Inspector Lorraine Napier, of Police Scotland’s Road Policing unit, said:

“Our enquiries are continuing into the circumstances that led to this fatal crash and we recognise how the local community is feeling in the aftermath of this awful incident.
“We have deployed specialist family liaison officers to support the families and friends of those who died or were injured. It is understandably an extremely traumatic incident.
“I would continue to ask anyone who has any information that could assist us, to contact police via 101, quoting reference 0059 of Wednesday, 16 March 2022.”

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