Man found dead in crashed car two days after he was reported missing | UK News
A man’s body has been discovered in a crashed car by police two days after he was reported missing.
John Winton McNab, 86, was the driver of a grey Mercedes B, which was found at about 1.20pm on Sunday 18 September following the incident in the Highlands.
Mr McNab, from Perth, had been reported missing on Friday 16 September, Police Scotland confirmed.
The crash happened on the A887 at Invermoriston and an investigation is now under way.
Mr McNab’s family has thanked all those involved in looking for him.
In a statement released by police, the family said: “We would like to thank everyone involved in the search to trace Winton, these efforts are greatly appreciated by the family.
“We request that our privacy is respected at this sad time.”
The independent Police Investigations and Review Commissioner (PIRC) has been instructed to investigate his death.
PIRC was told by the Crown Office and the Procurator Fiscal Service (COPFS) and will report to them.
Police Scotland said it had also referred the incident to PIRC.
The force added that enquiries to establish the full circumstances of what happened were ongoing.
It has urged anyone with information about the crash who has not yet spoken to an officer to contact them by calling 101, quoting reference 1660 of 18 September 2022.