A fund-raiser has been launched to support the family of a Cumnock teenager who died in a car accident last week.

Lewis Campbell, 15, was pronounced dead at the scene of a crash on Boig Road near New Cumnock on Tuesday, October 10.

Police had been called to the two-car crash shortly after 6pm on the night. Six other people were taken to hospital.

Lewis was the passenger in one of the cars, a Peugot 208.

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The 18-year-old male driver of the Peugeot and passengers, an 18-year-old woman and 19-year-old man, were taken to the University Hospital Crosshouse in Kilmarnock.

A 54-year-old woman, 13-year-old female and 15-year-old male, who were in the other car, a Nissan Qashqai, were also taken to the same hospital.

Following the announcement of Lewis's sad passing, tributes flooded in for the popular teen.

One person said: "Thinking of Lewis' mum and sister, and family and friends of Lewis, very difficult time for them."

Another added: "Fly high wee man, forever in my heart the memories we had my heart goes out to your family and friends."

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Now a fund-raiser has been set up to try and raise some money to help out Lewis' family.

Organised by Ashley Stirling, the page reads: "Following the heart-breaking tragedy in our wee town where Lewis was sadly taken from us far too soon and although nothing can take away the pain from family, we would like to try and raise some money to help in this awful time for them.

"Fly high Lewis, forever 15."

The page has currently raised just over £700 towards the £1,000 target.

You can support it by going to https://bit.ly/46Tc6B2

Police have been appealing for witnesses to establish the full circumstances of the incident.

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Road Policing Inspector Craig Beaver said: “Our thoughts are with the family and friends of Lewis at this very difficult time. Officers will continue to offer support as our enquiries continue into the circumstances of the crash.

“To allow us to establish exactly that happened, I’m appealing for witnesses or anyone with information to come forward.

“Perhaps you were on the road and saw the cars prior to the crash? Do you have dashcam footage of the area around the time?”

Anyone with information is urged to contact Police Scotland on 101 quoting reference 2802 of October 10, 2023.