Two teens in court over death of dad in Dundee city centre

Scott Millar
Scott Millar

Two teenagers have appeared in court in connection with the death of a dad of two who was killed after being struck by a car in Dundee city centre.

Scott Millar, 33, died in hospital hours after being hit by a car on Argyllgait last spring.

Kyle McLachlan, 18, of Blacklaw Drive, and Finlay Hutchison, 18, of Osprey Road, both appeared at Dundee Sheriff Court.

McLachlan is charged with causing Mr Millar’s death by driving without due care and attention at Argyllgait, at its junction with South Ward Road, on May 7 last year.

He allegedly drove at excessive speed and collided with Mr Millar, then a pedestrian crossing the road, throwing him into the air. The car was allegedly damaged and Mr Millar suffered injuries from which he died later that same day at Ninewells Hospital.

McLachlan also faces charges of failing to stop to provide his personal details and driving without a full driving licence or insurance.

Hutchison is charged with permitting McLachlan to drive a car thereby causing him to drive without insurance, at Seagate, High Street, Castle Street, Marketgait, Hawkhill, Argyllgait, South Ward Road, North Lindsay Street, Willison Street, Barrack Street and Ward Road.

He is also charged with attempting to pervert the course of justice by stating to PC Steven Smith that his car and keys were stolen, while knowing that he had given permission to McLachlan to take and drive it, attempting to have staff at Industry nightclub delete CCTV footage and remotely intimating a reset of his mobile phone which had been seized by police.

Both accused made no plea and the case was continued for further inquiries. Both were granted bail.