A COUPLE today told of their devastation after their only child was killed in a two-car crash.
Carol and Neil Allan paid an emotional tribute to daughter Wendy, 19, who died in the crash on one of Aberdeenshire’s busiest roads.
The Elgin couple said: “We are all devastated by her loss and words cannot express the sadness we feel at this time.
“Wendy was our only child, a very special and very loving daughter, grand-daughter and devoted girlfriend who was at the happiest point of her life.
“She had everything to look forward to and already had plans for her future.”
Wendy, of Lesmurdie Road, Elgin, was the front-seat passenger in a silver Honda Civic which was in a crash with a black Ford Ka on the A96 Aberdeen to Inverness road, five miles south of Huntly.
She died at the scene of the crash near Huntly, which happened on Friday at 5.40pm.
Her boyfriend, named locally as Jason Rivard, 21, of Elgin, who was driving the car, was taken to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary with serious injuries and was today in a stable condition.
The 35-year-old woman who was driving the Ka was taken to hospital but later released.
Wendy had been studying for a diploma in graphic presentation at Aberdeen College and worked at the recently opened Matalan store at Elgin.
Her parents said: “She really was a thoroughly popular young woman who thought more of others than herself and will be hugely missed by all who knew her.”
Investigations were today continuing into the cause of the crash on the A96 Aberdeen to Inverness road.
Inspector Scott Mann, of Grampian Police, said a report would be submitted to the procurator fiscal in Elgin.