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Child who died following crash at church car park in Balmedie formally named

By David Porter

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A one-year-old girl who died following a crash within a Church car park in Balmedie has been named as Ivy Mae Ross from Whitecairns.

Her family has released the following statement::“Our beautiful daughter Ivy Mae passed away following a tragic accident after our regular church gathering in Balmedie. We are absolutely devastated and ask that our privacy is respected at this challenging time. We value all the prayers and messages of sympathy and support we have received from the local community. The emergency services tireless work and support is greatly appreciated.”

The incident happened around 7.45pm on Wednesday, 15 May, on Elgie Road and involved the child and a Land Rover.

.Ivy Mae was taken by ambulance to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary where she died a short time later.

Sergeant Lesley Morrison said: “Our thoughts are very much with Ivy’s family at what is an incredibly hard time for them.Our enquiries to establish the full circumstances of what happened are ongoing and I would ask anyone who can help who has not already spoken to officers to get in touch.Anyone who can assist is asked to contact Police Scotland on 101, quoting incident number 3390 of Wednesday, 15 May, 2024.

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