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Family in shock over death of teenager who died in e-bike crash

The family of a teenager who died in a crash involving an e-bike and four cars have said they are in shock at the young man’s death.

Elgin teen Marcus Beck, 17, was pronounced dead at the scene along with a 16-year-old boy following the collision in Moray on Monday evening.

The teenagers were pillions on the electric bike.

In a statement released through Police Scotland, Mr Beck’s family said: “Marcus was a young man who loved going out and about with his mates.

“He will be missed so very much by all of his family and his friends.

“We cannot begin to explain what a shock this has been for everyone and we would like time to be able to come to terms with what has happened.”

The incident involved a Sur-Ron e-bike, a blue Vauxhall Mokka, a red Renault Clio, a black Vauxhall Corsa, and a white Volkswagen Golf.

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The 14-year-old boy riding the bike was taken to Dr Gray’s Hospital in Elgin with serious injuries. His condition has been described as stable.

The 54-year-old male driver of the Vauxhall Mokka was also taken to hospital.

Police Scotland initially reported that the man suffered serious injuries and was in a critical but stable condition, but in an update later the force said the man was taken to hospital for treatment and subsequently released.

No one else was injured in the incident.

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The crash occurred at around 8pm on the A941 Lossiemouth to Elgin Road at its junction with the B9135.

The road was closed for investigation and eventually reopened at around 11am on Tuesday.

Sergeant Iain Nicholson said: “Our thoughts remain with the families and friends of all involved.

“This is an incident that has also affected the wider community at what is a very upsetting and difficult time for all.

“Our investigation into the crash is ongoing and we are appealing to anyone who has not already spoken to officers and who could help with our enquiries to come forward.

“If you have information such as dashcam, or saw anything at the time of the crash that could assist officers, then please get in touch.”

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