Nov 282013

The families of three youths who died following a road collision in Tyninghame, East Lothian, have paid tribute to them.

Jenna Barbour, aged 18, 15-year-old David Armstrong and 16-year-old Josh Stewart, who are all from Dunbar, sustained fatal injuries following the incident, which happened around 8.20pm on Monday 25th November.

All three families have now issued statements via Police Scotland.

Jenna’s mother Sandra, her father Drew and brother Gregor said:

Jenna Barbour

Jenna Barbour

We have been left completely devastated by the death of our beloved Jenna, who was a dearly loved daughter, sister and friend.

Having only recently left school, Jenna had her whole life in front of her and had been saving for a trip to New Zealand, which was her dream holiday.

Jenna had been working extremely hard to save for the trip and when she wasn’t busy working at her part-time jobs, she loved horse riding and was very accomplished at the sport. As well as regularly spending time practising, Jenna also volunteered with the Riding for the Disabled charity.

We were all immensely proud of Jenna and everything she achieved in her life. She was always a delight to be around and the family each have very fond memories of our holidays together.

To lose someone as special as Jenna has left a huge hole in our hearts and we ask that our family be left alone to grieve at this incredibly difficult time.

David’s mother Andrea said:

David Armstrong

David Armstrong

Our family is still in a state of complete shock following David’s death and we are struggling to come to terms with our loss.

David was a kind-hearted and good-mannered boy, who was always respectful of adults and his peers and was a loving brother to his sister.

He was athletic, enjoyed playing computer games and had a cheeky wink that made him such a wonderful person to know.

We are grateful for all the kind words of support we’re receiving at this time and would like to thank our family and friends for their condolences. However, we would like to grieve privately at this time and ask that we be left in peace to do so.

Josh’s parents Susan and Mark said:

Josh Stewart

Josh Stewart

Josh was a much loved son, nephew, grandson and cousin, and a loyal friend.

He was a joy to anyone who knew him and the people that met Josh and his smile would never forget him.

Josh lived for rugby and the gym. He was still looking to find that elusive six pack. He will be sorely missed.

It’s time for the community to pull together in this very difficult time. My heart goes out to all families involved at this time of great sadness.

Enquiries into the full circumstances surrounding the collision are ongoing and anyone with information that can assist Police Scotland with their enquiries is asked to contact 101.