Kelso Minibus Crash Victim Named As Police Continue Investigation

Saturday saw a tragic incident occur for racegoers on there way to Kelso's weekend meeting when a minibus carrying 23 passengers overturned on the A6089.

A man has unfortunately lost his life in the crash and he has been named as Ross Jones Barker. The minibus was carrying the party and was just 10 miles away from the Scottish track when a horrible and unfortunate event occurred.

Barker, from Port Seton which sits just five miles away from another Scottish race track in Musselburgh was pronounced dead at the scene whilst the remaining on board 22 passengers were all taken to a nearby hospitals.

Out of the 22 six are still in hospital having there injuries attended to but all of the remaining men are considered to be in a stable condition.

The party on the private minibus were aged between 24 and 75 and had been heading to Kelso racecourse in what was an annual occasion for the men.

Thoughts and heartfelt messages have been pouring in and this has been added to by Kelso's Clerk of the Course.

(Credit Racing Post) Anthea Morshead said: "As a racecourse we'd like to send our thoughts and prayers to everyone involved, the bereaved and injured. We will be writing to the families involved to offer our sincere condolences."

(Credit Racing Post) A statement from Kelso racecourse added to this as said: “The accident will impact on a wide community which extends to many of those who regularly attend Kelso races. Our thoughts are with the family and friends of those involved and we wish those involved a speedy recovery.”

An Inquiry into what actually happened with the accident is still on going and the road where it occurred was kept closed until 9pm on that Saturday night.

This truly is a sad moment in the sport and something that is not seen to often to racegoers going to horse racing meetings.