Co-driver killed at Mull Rally in Scotland
Andy Mort (47) has been killed in a crash on the Mull Rally in Scotland. He was the co-driver in #2 Subaru Impreza driven by John MacCrone. Accident happened on the seventh stage, the second of the Saturday’s second leg. Circumstances of the fatal crash are still unknown because no one else was involved.
A statement from the event organisers said Mort was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident by paramedics, while his driver John MacCrone was airlifted to hospital in Glasgow with serious injuries. Both men are from Dervaig on the island of Mull. Police have began an inquiry into the circumstances of the incident and asked for help to make detailed picture of what happened.
“We would be grateful to receive any mobile phone footage that spectators may have as part of our ongoing enquiries,” said Sergeant Archie McGuire of Argyll and West Dunbartonshire Divisional Road Policing Unit, who is leading the inquiry.
In a statement, the MSA (Motor Sprots Association) said: “As with any serious incident in or around UK motor sports, the MSA is now working with the event organisers and relevant authorities to establish precisely what happened on this occasion. The MSA is saddened by this tragic incident and sends its condolences to the family and friends of the co-driver, and offers its best wishes to the driver for a full recovery.”