Man killed in fatal three-car crash named by police

Gary Patterson, 65, was a passenger in a BMW 4 Series that collided with two other vehicles in East Ayrshire.

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One of the two men killed in a three-car crash in Ayrshire has been named by police as Gary Patterson.

The 65-year-old from Kilmarnock was a passenger in a BMW 4 Series that collided with a black Volkswagen Scirocco and a silver Vauxhall Mokka on the A713, near Patna, East Ayrshire at around 4.40pm on Thursday afternoon.

Patterson and the 35-year-old driver of the Volkswagen were both pronounced dead at the scene.

A 62-year-old woman, who was a passenger in the BMW, was taken to the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital in Glasgow where she is being treated for her injuries.  Hospital staff described her condition as critical on Friday.

A 35-year-old woman, who was driving the BMW, was taken by ambulance to Crosshouse Hospital in Kilmarnock for treatment. Hospital staff describe her condition as stable.

The 48-year-old female driver of the Vauxhall and her 22-year-old male passenger were both taken to Ayr Hospital.  The man was released after treatment, while hospital staff describe the woman’s condition as stable.

Sergeant Ian Thornton, Road Policing Unit in Ayrshire, said: “Our enquiries are continuing to establish the full circumstances surrounding this collision and I would urge anyone who may have witnessed the crash, or observed the vehicles beforehand, to please contact us as soon as possible.

“I’d also like to hear from motorists with dash-cams who were travelling on the A713 on Thursday afternoon as their footage could be of significance to our investigation.

“Anyone with information should call Police Scotland on 101, quoting reference number 2664 of 22 July.”

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