Mark Williams Car Accident: NWH Group C.E.O. and Finlay Street Died in “Tragic” Car Crash on the A7 in the Scottish Borders
Mark Williams Car Accident: One of the victims of the weekend’s fatal vehicle accident has been identified as the father of three children, the youngest of whom is expected to be born in April 2024. Mark Williams, a 45-year-old man, served as the CEO of The NWH Group, a nationally recognised company renowned for being among the top trash management and recycling companies in the UK. The man from Edinburgh had been a longstanding resident of Heriot, Midlothian, and a graduate of Gracemount High School.
The second victim who died in the accident was identified as a hardworking and athletic man. Finlay Street was a former Hawick Linden RFC player. Following his death, the club wrote: “The club is in complete shock at hearing the devastating news of the tragic death of Finlay Street in a road traffic accident on Sunday at the much too young age of just 23. Finlay made his debut at Selkirk in a pre-season friendly on August 20, 2021 and went on to make 14 appearances that season. He made six more in 2022/23 for a total of 20, scoring his only try at Penicuik in November 2022, diving over following a tap penalty. He last played for the club in January, in the narrow 18-19 defeat to Corstorphine at the Volunteer Park. All at the club pass on their heartfelt condolences to all of his family and friends at this terrible time. Rest easy, Finlay.”
Around 12:40 p.m. on Sunday, October 29, Police Scotland Scottish Borders reported that two vehicles—a black Audi A3 and a black Range Rover—were involved in an accident.
The 23-year-old driver of the Audi was declared deceased at the spot once emergency personnel arrived. The 45-year-old Range Rover driver as well as the two young passengers—a 9-year-old boy and a 15-year-old girl—were sent to the hospital for medical attention.
On Tuesday, October 31, the man passed away in a hospital. The men are now identified as Mark Williams, 45, of Heriot, and Finlay Street, 23, of Hawick. Please contact Police Scotland at 101 and mention Sunday, October 29, 2023, incident number 1884 if you can assist.