Police watchdog probe after driver dies in crash with bus

The 25-year-old was driving a blue Audi A4, which collided with a bus in South Ayrshire last month.

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Police watchdogs are investigating the circumstances of a deadly crash between a car and a bus in South Ayrshire.

A 25-year-old was driving a blue Audi A4 car, which collided with a single decker bus on the B7023, near Maybole, on the evening of Saturday, November 28.

The man was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash, which happened just before 8pm.

Prior to the crash, the Audi was seen by police officers on mobile patrol in Kirkoswald Street and Culzean Road.

The vehicle was last seen travelling at speed in Crosshill Road, along the B7023 towards the scene of the collision.

Police referred the circumstances to the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service, who have instructed the Police Investigations and Review Commissioner (PIRC) to investigate.

A spokesperson for the investigation team said: “Enquiries are ongoing to establish the full circumstances which led to this collision and we would urge anyone with information to come forward.

“In particular, the investigation team are keen to speak to anyone who may have been in the area and seen an Audi, or marked Ford Transit police van, being driven prior to the collision, or who may have dash cam footage or any other information which may help with our investigation.”

Anyone who can assist the investigation is asked to contact PIRC on 01698 543287 or email investigations@pirc.gov.scot