Funeral of tragic teen


By Cara Sulieman

THE FUNERAL of one of the 17-year-old boys killed in a horror car crash last Friday is to take place this weekend.

James Whitecross was driving a Renault Clio with his friend Daniel Neil, also 17, who was in the passenger seat when they collided head-on into another car in Macmerry, East Lothian.

Friends and family created a memorial at the scene, decking it with flowers, card and football strips.

The service for James will take place in Tranent Parish Church this Saturday at 9.45am before moving on to Tranent Cemetery at 10.30am.

“Always in our hearts”

His family, parents Kirk and Debra and siblings Scott and Sophie, included a touching poem dedicated to the tragic teen.

It read: “If tears could build a stairway, and memories a lane, I’d walk right up to heaven, and bring you home again.

“Forever young, forever loved, forever missed. Always in our hearts.”

Sheena Bruce, who was following her husband back home in her Nissan Micra, also died as a result of the accident.