A teenager has died and a three-year-old child was among those taken to hospital following a crash between a car and a van in South Ayrshire.
A car and a van collided on the A714 between Shalloch Park Roundabout and Pinmore at around 10am on Thursday.
The crash involved a blue Volkswagen Polo car and a white Ford Transit van.
Emergency services attended and a 17-year-old girl, the driver of the car, was pronounced dead at the scene.
A 39-year-old woman and three-year-old girl, both passengers in the car, suffered serious injuries and were taken to the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital in Glasgow.
Another two 17-year-old females, also passengers in the car, suffered minor injuries and were taken to Crosshouse Hospital in Kilmarnock.
The 35-year-old male driver of the van was uninjured.
Inspector Craig Beaver, of Ayrshire’s Roads Policing Unit, said: “Our thoughts are with the family and friends of the female who died, and everyone affected by this tragic incident.
“An investigation to establish the full circumstances of this collision are ongoing and I would urge anyone with information to get in touch.
“We would also be keen to speak to anyone who may have dashcam footage from the road around the time of the incident.
“Anyone who can help is asked to call 101, quoting reference 0947 of December 14, 2023.”
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