Friends pay tribute to tragic teen killed in car crash

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Grant Dowie
Grant Dowie

By Cara Sulieman

FRIENDS paid tribute last night (Mon) to the 17-year-old killed in a car crash in Clackmannanshire on Sunday afternoon.

Grant Dowie, 17, died on the scene after his Vauxhall appeared to lose control and crashed into a car coming the other way on the A91 near Dollar.

Dozens of his friends left touching messages on the Bebo page of the tragic teenager, describing him as a “great guy” and “fantastic golfer”.

Grant, from Dollar, was studying Pro Golf at Elmwood College in Cupar.

“Cannot believe it”

A number of his friends talked about the impact his death would have on his family.

A message from Alasdair Leodhas said: “I really cannot believe it. You are going to be missed by so many people, especially your family.

“I know just how much you meant to them from the chats me and your dad would have in the car.”

And another friend, going by the name StephXx, said: “Grant, your family are distraught. They loved you loads. You have done them all proud.

“Your Gran can still see you waving at her whenever you pass the window.”

“Total legend”

Another friend, Missy, said that the youngster “made Elmwood College such a laugh”.

A group has also been set up on social networking site Facebook.

Called R.I.P. Grant Dowie, it also has loving tributes from his close friends from Alva Academy.

Scott Shaw, who set up the group, wrote: “These things shouldn’t happen to people like Grant, such a nice guy and total legend.”

And Laura Brown added: “Was one of the nicest guys you could meet. Always managed to make everyone laugh, even if he was ripping the piss out of you.”

The 56-year-old female driver of the other car was taken to Stirling Royal Infirmary with serious leg injuries.

Police are appealing for witnesses.

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