Death takes Bryan Whyte two days before representing Scotland in Darts

By Bahar Hussain

Bryan Whyte AccedentA top darts player who had been called up recently to present Scotland died in a tragic car accident on the A82 in the Highlands between Spean Bridge and Fort William on Friday.

Bryan Whyte, 34, a mechanic and a father of four from Spean Bridge, died two days before representing his country after his car was involved in a crash with a pick-up van near Torlundy on Friday around 2:40pm.

On the Scottish Darts Association website, chairman Len Mutch said: “It is my sad duty to inform you Bryan Whyte, newly selected for Scotland, was tragically killed in a car crash. Our thoughts are with his family at this very sad time.

Bryan Whyte-Darts

Bryan’s darts career started in Lochaber and was regularly seen at the Tradeswind in Corpach inevitably

Jim MacNeil, secretary of the Highland Darts Association, described him as a “true great in our game”.by winning their Friday competitions.

Mr Whyte had recently been named in the Scotland darts squad for 2014/2015.

In a statement posted online, Mr MacNeil said: “Highland Darts and Scotland at large have lost a true gentleman this week in tragic circumstances.

“Bryan Whyte was a true great in our game and a gentleman and great friend to all who met him.

“In all the teams that Bryan played for his humour, honesty and integrity shone through and he endeared himself to everyone he met. He has been taken from us far too early but will always remain in our hearts. We will never forget him.”

The driver of the Ford transit pick-up was taken to hospital immediately due to the serious injuries he had.

Police have appealed for witnesses to contact them on 101.



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