Pair killed after car crash in South Ayrshire named by police

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Two people who died when the car they were in collided with a tree have been named by police.

Driver Ian Clark, 30, and rear seat passenger Shannan Rafferty, 22, both from Girvan in South Ayrshire, were killed in the accident on Friday.

Police said the white Toyota Corolla being driven by Mr Clark crashed while driving north on the B7024 High Maybole Road in Ayr at around 2.30pm on Friday.

The car appears to have lost control when approaching a left-hand bend, leaving the carriageway and crashing into the tree before coming to rest in a field.

Three other male passengers, two aged 16 and one 34-year-old, were injured. It is understood that none of those involved in the crash are related.

One of the teenagers was taken by air ambulance to the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital in Glasgow where his condition is said to be serious but stable.

The second teenager was taken to Crosshouse Hospital in Kilmarnock with serious injuries, but is in a stable condition.

The 34-year-old, who was the front seat passenger, is being treated at Ayr Hospital where his condition is also described as stable.

Sergeant Nicola Taylor, from the divisional road policing unit, Ayrshire, appealed for witnesses to the crash.

She said: “I would ask that anyone who was driving either on High Maybole Road, or in the immediate vicinity, who might have seen the car prior to the crash to contact police.”

In a second fatal accident nearby, a 37-year-old man was killed in a crash on the A77 at Maybole at around 3.40am on Saturday.

The man was driving a blue Chevrolet Lacetti south when the car collided with a northbound lorry at the junction with the B742.

Police said the man died at the scene while the 34-year-old male lorry driver was unhurt.

Officers have appealed for anyone who witnessed the crash or were travelling on the route to contact them.

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