Driver who died in layby crash with stationary lorry named by police

Peter Ross was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash on Thursday.

A78 Crash: Peter Ross died after layby crash with stationary lorry near Troon Police Scotland

A man who died after his car crashed into a stationary HGV in a layby near Troon has been named.

Peter Ross was the driver of a blue Ford Focus ST when it crashed into the lorry around half a mile from the Corraith slip road on the A78, at around 12pm on Thursday.

Emergency services attended and the 29-year-old, from Saltcoats, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The lorry driver suffered minor injuries but did not require medical treatment. 

Police are urging anyone with any information to come forward as they continue enquiries.

Inspector Greg Dinnie, from the Ayrshire Road Policing Unit, said: “Our thoughts remain with Peter Ross’s family and loved ones at this terrible time, as they come to terms with their loss.

“Our enquiries into the full circumstances of the crash remain ongoing and we continue to appeal for any motorists who witnessed the incident, or saw the Ford Focus ST travelling southbound on the A78, to please come forward.

“I would also appeal to anyone who may have dash-cam footage to contact officers as soon as possible.

“Anyone with information should call Police Scotland on 101, quoting incident number 1249 of Thursday, 24 March, 2022.”

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