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Monday, May 28, 2018

Sir Gordon Leith-Buchanan, 8th Baronet (died 2018)

_. Sir Gordon Leith-Buchanan, 8th Baronet, was killed in a motor accident, 26 May, 2018, at Haymarket, Prince William County, United States. He was 43.

Gordon Kelly McNicol Leith-Buchanan was born 18 October, 1974, the only son of Sir Charles Leith Buchanan, 7th Baronet (1939-98), of Clifton, Virginia, by his wife the former Marianne Kelly (from whom he was divorced in 1987).

He succeeded to the baronetcy (created in 1775) upon his father's death, 8 February, 1998.

Sir Gordon married 4 Aug, 2007, at Farifax, Virginia, Courtney Ann Hubbard, by whom he had a daughter, Olivia Mary, born in December, 2007, and a son, Scott Kelly Leith-Buchanan, who was born in Fairfax, Virginia, 30 September, 2010. The son now succeeds as 9th baronet.

On 26 May, 2018, Sir Gordon lost control of the Kawasaki motor cycle he was driving on Stormy Drive, Haymarket, in Prince William County. The baronet was not wearing a crash helmet. He was taken to hospital where he died shortly after.

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