Pensioner dies in horror A77 crash

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A pensioner has died and four others including her husband lie in hospital after a horror car crash on the A77 on Sunday night.

The crash happened at around 6.20pm when a Toyota Prius which was travelling north on the A77 near to Lendalfoot was in collission with a Honda Civic that was travelling south.

The 78 year old woman in the Prius died shortly after being admitted to hospital.

The Carrick Gazette has agreed to not publish her name at this stage at the request of the family.

Her husband, the 78 year old driver of the Prius was taken to Ayr Hospital where he is currently being treated for internal injuries and hospital staff say he remains in a critical condition.

Meanwhile, a seven year old girl who was travelling in the Honda Civic car is in a serious condition in Yorkhill Hospital.

The 47 year old driver of the Honda Civic and his 48 year old female passenger were taken to the Southern General Hospital in Glasgow where hospital staff say their conditions are stable.

Sergeant Ian Pittams from the Scotland’s Divisional Road Policing Unit, Ayrshire based at Irvine would like to speak to anyone who witnessed this crash to contact him on telephone number 101.

This latest crash comes after a smash involving two cars in July.

That was on the stretch near to Ballantrae.

That crash involved five people in two cars when a northbound Ford Fiesta and a southbound Audi collided on the stretch of the A77.