Three men killed in a multiple car pile-up on a dual carriageway have been named.
The three-car smash on the A8011 Wilderness Brae in Cumbernauld, North Lanarkshire, took place on Wednesday afternoon.
On Thursday, Strathclyde Police released the names of the three who died from injuries sustained in the pile-up.
Police said the Mercedes crossed the central reservation and crashed into an oncoming Ford, before a Fiat then crashed into both cars.
Neil Harold, 34, from the Ralston area of Paisley, was driving the Ford Focus involved in the smash. The police said he is survived by his wife Laura and two-year-old son.
His passenger, father-of-four Gordon McRae, of Sutherland Drive, Airdrie, also died in the collision. The 46-year-old is survived by his wife Lorna, daughters aged 18 and 13 and nine-year-old twin boys.
The driver of the silver Mercedes involved in the smash was 30-year-old Greig Brown, from Myvot Avenue, in the Condorrat area of Cumbernauld.
Police said relatives are aware of the deaths and confirmed a report on the fatal crash will be submitted to the procurator fiscal.
After the collision, thousands of residents in Cumbernauld signalled their support for a Facebook campaign calling on North Lanarkshire Council to improve the road.
On Thursday afternoon, Councillor James Coyle, the council’s convener of planning and transportation, said it had taken the step of closing part of the road after police raised concerns over it.
He added: "As part of our immediate response to yesterday’s accident, work will commence this evening to reduce the A8011 northbound carriageway to a single lane.
"This move follows a meeting with Strathclyde Police and is in response to public concern. It will also allow our engineers to continue their own investigation with a view to introducing further safety measures on this road where appropriate. We would ask all motorists to be aware of the reduced width and adjust their driving technique and speed accordingly."
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