Pensioner dies and two men taken to hospital following crash

The collision occurred on the B8028 near Falkirk around 10.20pm on Friday evening. 

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Crash: A 72-year-old woman has died following a two-vehicle collision.

A pensioner has died following a two-car crash near Falkirk. 

The collision occurred on the B8028 between Hallglen and Shieldhill around 10.20pm on Friday evening. 

A 72-year-old woman driving a silver Suzuki Swift died at the scene following the collision with a black Volkswagen Scirocco. 

Two 21-year-old men, who were the driver and passenger of the Volkswagen, were taken to Forth Valley Royal Hospital for treatment for non-life threatening injuries. 

The road was closed until around 4.30am on Saturday to allow for an investigation to take place at the scene.

Sergeant David Ross, of the Forth Valley Road Policing Unit, said: “Our thoughts are with the woman’s family and friends at this extremely difficult time.

“We are carrying out an investigation to establish the full circumstances which led to the two vehicles colliding and would urge anyone who may be able to assist to come forward.

“We would be keen to speak to anyone who may have seen either vehicle prior to the incident or who may have dashcam footage from the area on Friday evening.

“Anyone who can help is asked to call 101, quoting reference 3744 of January 21.”