July 24, 2021, 9:39

    Girl, 15, killed and baby among six injured after horror motorway crash

    Girl, 15, killed and baby among six injured after horror motorway crash

    A teenage girl has been killed and six more people – including a baby – injured in a horror motorway crash.

    Two of the casualties – a boy, 17, and a woman, 42 – are fighting for their lives in hospital, police said.

    The smash happened on the M74 near Annan, Dumfriesshire on Wednesday at around 4:45pm.

    Police Scotland said a red Ford Transit Tourneo collided with a white articulated lorry before hitting the central reservation.

    The minibus was carrying six passengers and the driver, the force added.

    A girl, 15, was taken to hospital where she tragically later died.

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    Six other people were injured, including a six-month-old baby.

    A police statement added: "A 42-year-old woman was taken by air ambulance to James Cook Hospital in Middlesbrough. Medical staff describe her condition as critical.

    "A 17-year-old boy was taken by air ambulance to the Royal Victoria Hospital in Newcastle where medical staff describe his condition as critical.

    "A six month old baby girl, a 7-year-old boy, a 12 year old boy and the 45-year-old male driver of the minibus were all taken to the Cumberland Infirmary where they were treated for minor injuries."

    The road was shut for around 12 hours while police carried out their investigations.

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    It eventually reopened at around 4.40am on Thursday.

    Sergeant Jonny Edgar said: "Our thoughts and condolences are with the family involved in this devastating incident, and specialist officers are supporting them during this time.

    "An investigation is underway to establish the full circumstances surrounding the crash and it is important we speak to anyone who was on the road at the time, and may have witnessed what happened or observed the minibus beforehand.

    "We would also urge any motorists with dash-cams who were travelling on the M74 on Wednesday afternoon to please check their footage in case they have captured anything which could be of significance to our enquiries.

    "Anyone with information is asked to contact Police Scotland through 101, quoting incident number 2612 of Wednesday, 21 July, 2021."

    Sourse: mirror.co.uk

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