Elderly couple killed in horror crash on Scots road as cops launch probe

An elderly couple have died following a horror crash on a Scots road this morning.

The incident occurred around 9.55am on Barony Road, Auchinleck, Ayrshire and involved a silver Astra.

Emergency crews including Police Scotland and Scottish Ambulance Serviced raced to the scene.

Sadly, the driver, an 81-year-old man, and the passenger, a 70-year-old woman, could not be saved.

They were pronounced dead upon arrival.

The road was locked down today while officers carried out inquiries.

It is not believed to have reopened and drivers are advised to avoid the area.

Local diversions are in place.

Officers have now launched an investigation into the smash and are appealing to anyone with any information on what happened to come forward.

Sergeant Craig Beaver said: “Our thoughts are very much with the family and friends of the couple who died and inquiries are ongoing to establish the full circumstances of what happened.

“We are appealing to anyone with information that could help with our investigation.

“In particular, if you have dash-cam footage that could assist, please get in touch.”

Anyone who can help is asked to call Police Scotland on 101, quoting incident number 0819 of Friday, April 8, 2022.

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