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Police confirm name of teen killed following 11th Milestone crash

Dosch Macleod,  17-year-old sixth form student at King William's College who died following a road collision at the 11th Milestone

Dosch Macleod, 17-year-old sixth form student at King William's College who died following a road collision at the 11th Milestone

 

Police have confirmed the death of 17-year-old Dosch MacLeod, who was involved in a collision on the Isle of Man TT Mountain Course on Sunday evening.

The accident happened at the 11th Milestone, known as Drinkwater’s Bend, on the St John’s to Kirk Michael road at around 5pm.

Dosch’s car – an Audi A4 – was travelling towards Kirk Michael when it was involved in a collision with a yellow Hyundai.

Detective Inspector Dave Dobbie, who is leading the enquiry, said: ‘The investigation into this collision is continuing, and I thank the public for their help.

‘Our thoughts and condolences are with his family at this sad time. At this time the occupants of the Hyundai car remain in hospital being treated for their injuries.’

The principal of King William’s College this morning paid tribute to the Sixth Form student, who died of his injuries in the Walton Centre in Liverpool, describing him as a ‘big man with a big heart’.

Principal Martin Humphreys said: ‘With the permission of the MacLeod family I can confirm that Dosch MacLeod, a Sixth Form pupil at King William’s College, has died following a car accident on Sunday evening.

‘The MacLeod family are with their son at the Walton Centre in Liverpool where he was transferred on Sunday night.

‘Dosch was a big man with a big heart and his death has hit the College community hard. Yesterday pupils and staff gathered in the College Chapel for prayer and to offer support for Dosch’s family.

‘Our priority now is to support the family and all the pupils, many of whom are taking public examinations at this difficult time.

‘Marcia Brabbs, Dosch’s mother, and the whole MacLeod family wish to thank all those who have sent prayers and messages of support.’

The accident happened at the 11th Milestone, known as Drinkwater’s Bend, on the St John’s to Kirk Michael road at around 5pm on Sunday evening..

The two occupants of the other car have been treated at Noble’s Hospital.

On Facebook Dosch’s brother Duncan write Dosch ‘had lived a very, very good life that was full of kindness and giving to which he aspired in his dream to become a trauma surgeon’.

Friends and fellow students have paid tribute. One posted: ‘So awful what’s happened. All my thoughts going out to the MacLeod family right now, stay strong KWC.’ Another wrote: ‘My thoughts and prayers go to all the Macleods and everyone at King Williams College, absolutely devastating news.

 

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