Published: 17/12/2013 10:22 - Updated: 17/12/2013 10:35

Elderly woman killed on A96 named

Shirley Masson
Shirley Masson

AN elderly woman who died after being involved in an accident on the A96, near Alves, has been named as Shirley Masson.

Mrs Masson (80) was killed after being struck by a car near Gateside Farm, at around 5.45pm, on Sunday.

Mrs Masson’s youngest daughter, Valerie, died in similar circumstances at the same place 29 years ago, aged 14.

Mrs Masson, who had lived at Gateside all her married life, is survived by her children – Scott Masson, Colin Masson and Jan Masson – as well as her six grandchildren.

Paying tribute to his mother, in a family statement, son Scott said: "It is tragic beyond belief that this has happened and we are all absolutely devastated, It is made all the more poignant that her daughter died there too.

"She was a very family orientated person and was very caring; she always wanted to do something for everybody. She was very much a home bird and was loved by all her family, friends and neighbours."

Mrs Masson was struck by the black Vauxhall Vectra car at around 5.45pm last Sunday evening, on the A96 at Alves Woods.

The driver of the car was uninjured, but Mrs Masson died at the scene.

Police said this week that investigations are continuing, and that they have issued an appeal for witnesses.

Officers are particularly keen to speak to the driver of an eastbound car travelling on the A96 towards Elgin at 5.45pm, who may have been forced to pull onto the westbound carriageway to pass an eastbound vehicle that was braking heavily.

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