Rally co-driver killed in crash on Mull Rally - event abandoned

Co-driver Andy Mort has been killed in a crash on the Mull Rally on Saturday morning

Rally co-driver killed in crash on Mull Rally - event abandoned

The Scottish island event has been abandoned following the accident, which happened on the seventh stage, the second of the Saturday's second leg.

A statement from the event organisers said Mort was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident by paramedics, while his driver John MacCrone was airlifted to hospital with "serious injuries".

Road policing officers have begun an inquiry into the circumstances of the incident.

Sergeant Archie McGuire of Argyll and West Dunbartonshire Divisional Road Policing Unit, who is leading the inquiry, said: 
"For the spectators and participants of the annual Mull Rally, this has been a desperately saddening event.

"We are working closely with the event organisers in investigating the incident. 


"Specialist officers are at the scene and have begun the process of determining the circumstances which have led to this crash.

"We thank those who have been in contact with police at the scene to pass on information and to give statements.

"We would ask for anyone else who has not yet given a statement to contact officers at the Road Policing Unit at Dumbarton on the 101 number.

"We would be grateful to receive any mobile phone footage that spectators may have as part of our ongoing enquiries."

In a statement, the MSA said: "As with any serious incident in or around UK motor sports, the MSA is now working with the event organisers and relevant authorities to establish precisely what happened on this occasion.

"The MSA is saddened by this tragic incident and sends its condolences to the family and friends of the co-driver, and offers its best wishes to the driver for a full recovery."

The Mull Rally is one of Britain's most popular national motorsport events and started on Friday with a capacity 150-car entry.

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