The family of a man killed in a tragic motorcycle crash have paid tribute to the 'true legend'. 

Alexander Carson, known as Lex, died after a collision on the A701 near Moffat on Friday. 

The South Lanarkshire man was 64-years-old. 

His son wrote on social media: "Most devastating news tonight that my Dad has been killed in a motorcycle accident down in Moffat.

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"I have no words for the feelings of losing my best friend, ride easy Pops."

Friends also paid tribute to Lex on social media. 

One person wrote: "I am sooo sorry to hear this news your dad was a true legend and a real good personal friend to me."

Another added: "Sorry for your loss mate he was a brilliant guy, always had something good to say and was never done encouraging the boys at the gym, proper gentleman and will be missed."

Sergeant Billy Broatch, of Dumfries and Galloway Road Policing Unit, said: “Our thoughts remain with Mr. Carson’s family at this sad time. I would ask that the media respect their privacy at this difficult time.

“Our investigation is ongoing to establish the full circumstances of this incident and we would appeal to anyone who witnessed the crash, or have any information that could assist with our enquiries to get in touch.

“Anyone with any information should contact Police Scotland on 101, quoting incident 3023 of 18 September, 2020.”