Train driver killed in Stonehaven crash named as ‘lovely’ Scottish dad

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The train driver killed in today's fatal Stonehaven crash has been named as Brett McCullough.

The Scottish dad died alongside the train's conductor and a passenger on Wednesday morning when the 6.38am Aberdeen to Glasgow Queen Street ScotRail service crashed.

A landslip caused by heavy rain has been blamed for the tragedy.

A colleague of Brett's said they were devastated to learn of his untimely death.

"He has a young family and a wife," they told Mirror Online.

"He's been in the railways for about six years and is a lovely man."

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Police, fire crews, and ambulances were called to the tracks at around 9.45am on Wednesday morning to reports of a passenger derailment.

At least 12 people were on board – six passengers and six staff – and rail industry sources suspect the cause of the accident is reported to be a landslip.

The cause has not been officially confirmed, but it follows reports of heavy rain and flooding in the area, which caused delays earlier on in the day.

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