Paper Pays Tribute to Former Driver Killed in Crash

The Daily Record has paid tribute to one of the two drivers killed on Friday on the A9, when two lorries were involved in a head-on collision.

After it emerged that one of the drivers was a former Daily Record driver, John Sommerville, the paper quoted John Reid, senior warehouse assistant at publishers, Media Scotland, as saying: “John we a brilliant guy and an outstanding driver. He had leukaemia when he was a kid but he managed to beat it.

“He was passionate about newspapers and worked as a van boy – loading the papers for delivery – before becoming a driver.”

It is understood that Sommerville was an employee of John Menzies Distribution, on his way north with a load of newspapers.