THE mother of a man who died in a car crash on Friday has spoken of her cheery son.
Father of two Graeme McKenzie (37) was the passenger in a black Audi S3 that left the A941 Craigellachie to Elgin road to the south of his home town of Rothes at around 5pm.
Speaking on behalf of the family his mother Kate said: "Graeme was a well-kent face in Rothes.
"He was a good friend to many and was very much a Rothes loon who would have helped anybody.
"He was always cheery and never passed anyone by without acknowledgment."
Graeme, is survived by his mother and father Neil McKenzie, his long term partner Sharyn McBay and their children Max (12) and Hayleigh (16).
He also has a sister, brother-in-law and two nieces.
Mrs McKenzie added: "We are all truly devastated by what has happened but have been absolutely overwhelmed by the support from the community.
"He was a lovely son and he will be sadly missed by all who knew him."
The male driver of the car was taken to Dr Gray’s Hospital in Elgin.
A report has been submitted to the procurator fiscal and it is anticipated that a 37 year old man will appear at Elgin Sheriff Court in due course.