Beloved grandad named as second man to die in Rutherglen horror crash as household pay tribute

Police have named the second man killed in a horror crash final weekend.

John Laird was the motive force of the Mercedes C220 which collided with a Ford Mondeo shortly earlier than midnight on Friday, November 18, close to the Kings Park Resort, Rutherglen.

The 80-year-old’s passenger, Michael McManamon, was named last week and sadly passed away at the scene. John was rushed to the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital however couldn’t be saved.

READ MORE: Papa killed in Rutherglen road horror identified after Mercedes and Mondeo crash near hotel

An announcement from Mr Laird’s household stated : “We’re coronary heart damaged and shocked on the lack of our a lot cherished John, a husband, father and grandad. He shall be sorely missed. We’re comforted by the type messages from family and friends who knew him properly and appreciated all he did for them.”

The 34-year-old Mondeo driver was arrested in reference to the incident, and the investigation is ongoing.

Sergeant Gemma Blackadder, Lanarkshire Highway Policing Unit stated: “Our ideas stay with each deceased’s household and associates.

“Our enquiries are persevering with to ascertain the total circumstances and I’d urge anybody who could possibly assist and who hasn’t but spoken to police to get in contact.

“Anybody with data is requested to contact police on 101, quoting incident quantity 4274 of 18 November, 2022.

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