A woman who died in a car crash in Falkirk has been named locally as police launch a murder probe.
Emergency services were called to the B902 New Carron Road on Saturday at around 6.10pm to reports of a collision involving two cars.
Amy-Rose Wilson, 27, the driver of a silver Vauxhall Vectra, was pronounced dead at the scene after suffering fatal injuries.
Her death is being treated as suspicious and enquiries remain ongoing.
Detectives are currently hunting for the occupants of a black Mercedes C-Class which left the scene and was last seen heading north on B902 New Carron Road.
Shortly before the fatal crash, there was an altercation involving the occupants of the Vauxhall and the Mercedes outside an address in Foundry Street, Falkirk.
The altercation led to a “dangerous” pursuit of the Vauxhall leading to New Carron Road which caused it to crash with a Volkswagen Tiguan.
The 22-year-old passenger of Ms Wilson’s Vauxhall Vectra was taken to the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh for treatment while the 39-year-old man, who was driving a black Volkswagen Tiguan, suffered minor injuries.
Officers want to hear from anyone who was in the area around the time of the incidents and has information which may assist.
Likewise, anyone with CCTV, doorbell or dashcam footage is urged to contact police.
Detective inspector Hazel Reid, of the Major Investigation Team, said: “Our thoughts are with the family and friends of the woman at this very difficult time.
“We have a dedicated team of officers working on this investigation and extensive enquiries are ongoing at this time.
“It is imperative we trace the occupants of the black Mercedes who fled the scene.
“We believe this vehicle has pursued the Vauxhall in a dangerous fashion, resulting in a crash with the Volkswagen Tiguan.
“Officers are gathering CCTV footage from the surrounding area and door to door enquiries are also being carried out. I am keen to speak to anyone with any private CCTV, dashcam or any other footage they think would assist the enquiry.
“We will have a continued police presence in the area and anyone with any concerns can approach these officers.
“It is vital that we find out more about what has happened as soon as we can and I would urge anyone with information to contact us as soon as possible, no matter how insignificant it might seem.”
Officers can also be contacted by calling 101 and quoting reference 2938 of Saturday, July 29, 2023. Alternatively, Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111.