Teenage girl dies in crash as six-year-old boy fights for life

The 14-year-old died in hospital on Sunday following the crash last week.

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A teenage girl has died as a result of a crash in West Lothian that also left a six-year-old boy fighting for his life and two others injured.

The two-car collision, involving a brown Ford Focus and back Volkswagen Golf, took place on the M8 westbound, near to junction 4A for Whitburn, on Sunday, October 17.

Emergency services attended and the four occupants of the Ford Focus, a man, a woman and two children, were taken to hospital for treatment.

Police have now confirmed that the 14-year-old girl died in hospital on Sunday night, a week after the crash, and the six-year-old boy remains in a critical but stable condition.

The roadway was closed for approximately five hours for collision investigation works, with these being ongoing since the crash happened.

Investigating officers are now appealing for witnesses.

Sergeant Jennifer Forbes said: “Our thoughts are with the girl’s family at this incredibly distressing time. We continue to support them as we investigate how this crash happened.

“I’d ask any witnesses to the crash who are yet to come forward to do so at their earliest opportunity.

“Anyone with information should contact Police Scotland on 101.”