POLICE have named the man who was killed after being hit by a car in the Wee County on Saturday night.

Graham Kerr was struck by a Vauxhall Corsa on the eastbound carriageway of the A91 between Menstrie and Alva.

The incident took place at around 10.15pm on Saturday, September 28, when the eastbound silver car struck the 33-year-old.

Emergency services attended and Graham was pronounced dead at the scene.

The road was subsequently closed until 6.30am on Sunday, September 29, to allow a full road collision investigation to take place.

A statement from Police Scotland said: “His family are devastated following their tragic loss and have asked to be left to grieve in peace. However they wish to express their sincere gratitude to everyone who tried to help Graham after the incident.

“I have to echo the sentiments of Graham’s family and praise the efforts of motorists who stopped and performed CPR before the arrival of emergency services, including those who had the presence of mind to collect a defibrillator from a church in Alva.

“Enquiries into the cause of this collision are ongoing and I am continuing to appeal for assistance from any witnesses who may have seen it take place, or passing motorists around the given time who have dash-cam footage we could review.”

Anyone with information is encouraged to contact Police Scotland on 101, quoting incident number 4761 from Saturday 28 September.

Meanwhile, police have also issued an appeal after an elderly man died following a single-car incident on Friday night in Stirling.

The incident happened on the A872 Stirling to Dennyloanhead Road, at the junction with the Pirnhall Road East.

Officers said the collision, involving one vehicle, a white coloured Suzuki Baleno car, happened at 5.14pm on Friday, September 27, when the car left the road and struck a wall.

The driver, an 86-year-old man, was alone in the vehicle at the time.

Emergency services attended and the driver was removed from the vehicle and taken to Forth Valley Hospital by ambulance. However, officials confirmed that he died later that evening.

Sgt Marr added: "Enquiries into the cause of this collision are ongoing and I am appealing to anyone who may have witnessed it to get in touch with us here at Stirling on the 101 number.

"I am also asking for anyone who may have seen the white coloured Suzuki Baleno car in the Dunipace or Pirnhall areas, or who may have captured footage the vehicle on their dash-cam prior to, or at the time of the collision to get in touch."

Those calling with any information on the incident on the A872 should call 101, quoting the reference number 2822 27/9.