AN EAST Kilbride IT director has been killed in a cycling accident – five weeks before he was to wed.
Scott Crawford died after he crashed his bike in a narrow country lane in Hertfordshire on Friday.
He suffered a broken neck and would have died instantly. The cause of the accident is uncertain, but it is believed the 50-year-old may have swerved to avoid wildlife or possibly another vehicle.
His body was found by passers-by around 8.30pm.
The accident has left Scott’s family and friends absolutely devastated.
His mum Andrina, who lives in West Mains, told the News they had all been looking forward to the wedding on September 10 of Scott and his fiancèe of nine years, Iona Scott, of Giffnock.
“Scott and Iona had nine very happy years together and were in the final stages of planning their big day,” she added.
“We are all distraught at losing him and Iona is inconsolable.”
Former Duncanrig Secondary School pupil Scott worked south of the border and lived in Little Chalfont during the week, usually flying back home at weekends to spend time with Iona, parents Andrina and Ronnie and his three children from his first marriage, Ashleigh, 23, Fraser, 21, and 14-year-old Adele.
But last weekend he had decided to stay down south, hoping to attend the Olympics on Saturday and Sunday.
Scott particularly enjoyed watching and playing sport. He was a member of the Triangle Health Club and played football with friends at the Alistair McCoist Sports Complex.
He was looking forward to attending the Olympics and only recently had sent the family a picture of himself holding an Olympic torch when it was brought to the company where he worked in return for a donation to charity.
Arrangements are currently being made to bring Scott’s body back to Scotland.
The funeral is being organised by Heritage Funeral Services in the Village, who can be contacted for details of the funeral arrangements on 01355 271717.