Stonehaven train crash third victim named as 62-year-old Scottish dad

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The third victim and only passenger killed in the Stonehaven train crash has been identified.

Chris Stuchbury, 62, was a dad from Aberdeen who was onboard the Wednesday morning service when it derailed in Aberdeenshire.

He died at the scene, along with driver Brett McCullough and conductor Donald Dinnie.

Six others were injured and taken to hospital. It's believed a total of 12 people, including the crew, were onboard at the time.

A major incident was declared and approximately 30 emergency service vehicles were called to the scene after the 06.38am ScotRail service from Aberdeen to Glasgow Queen Street derailed at about 9.40am yesterday.

It's believed heavy rain caused a landslip and flooding on the line, which resulted in the crash.

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An investigation into the derailment is underway.

The joint investigation will be carried out by Police Scotland, British Transport Police and the Office of Rail and Road, the independent regulator.

They will be under the direction of the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service, the prosecuting authorities in Scotland.

At the same time an independent safety investigation will be carried out by the Rail Accident Investigation Branch (RAIB).

It could take up to a year for the investigation's findings to be made public, the BBC reports.

Last night the Queen sent a message of condolence about the crash.

"It was with great sadness that I heard of the train derailment earlier today in Stonehaven, Aberdeenshire," Her Majesty said.

"The Duke of Edinburgh, and the entire Royal Family, join me in sending our thoughts and prayers to the families of those who have died and those who have been injured.

"Our thanks go out to the Emergency Services for their response and dedication."

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