A pensioner has died, with three young children taken to hospital, after a crash that shut a major road for nine hours.
The incident took place on the A76 between Crosshands and Crossroads in Ayrshire on Friday, February 11.
Police were called to a report of a road crash involving a grey Vauxhall Zafira and a grey Audi Q3 at around 12.15pm.
Emergency services attended and the 67-year-old driver of the Audi was pronounced dead at the scene, with her next of kin informed.
A 66-year-old woman and a five-year-old girl, who were passengers in the Vauxhall, and a five-year-old boy and four-year-old boy, who were passengers in the Audi, were all taken to Crosshouse Hospital as a precaution.
The road was closed for around nine hours and reopened at 9.15pm.
Sergeant Ian Thornton, of Irvine Road Policing Unit, said: “Our thoughts are with the family and friends of the woman who has died.
“Enquiries are ongoing to establish the exact circumstances surrounding this crash and I would appeal to anyone who witnessed this crash or who has any information that may assist our ongoing investigation.
“I would also appeal to anyone driving on the road around the time of the crash who has dash-cam footage to contact us. Information can be passed through 101 quoting incident number 1277 of February 11.”