Teenage boy dies after being hit by car on New Year’s Day

Steven Mcilquham was hit by a car which initally failed to stop after the crash at around 9.30pm on January 1.

A 15-year-old boy has died after being hit by a car on New Year’s Day.

Steven Mcilquham from Wishaw was crossing Alexander Street, at its junction with Marshall Street in the town at around 9.30pm when he was struck by a silver or grey Volkswagen car.

The driver initially failed to stop after the collision. 

Emergency services attended, however the boy was pronounced dead at the scene.

The roadway remains closed while police carry out their investigations.

A 20-year-old man has been arrested in connection with road traffic offences and released pending further enquiries. 

A report on the incident will be sent to the Procurator Fiscal.

Inspector Scott Sutherland, of Motherwell’s Road Policing Unit, said: “Our thoughts are with Steven’s family and friends at this very sad time.

“Our enquiries are ongoing to establish the full circumstances of the crash. I would ask that anyone who witnessed the crash or may have any relevant dash-cam footage to contact the police as soon as possible.”

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