Glasgow & West Scotland

Woman, 27, dies in 'wrong way' crash on A725 near Blantyre

A 27-year-old woman who was driving on the wrong side of a road in South Lanarkshire has died after a head-on crash.

The woman's BMW 318 was travelling east bound on the west bound carriageway of the A725 Hamilton Road when it hit a Ford Mondeo, which then hit an HGV.

She died shortly after the incident, which happened at 21:40 on Wednesday.

The 62-year-old Mondeo driver was treated for minor injuries and the HGV driver, 48, was uninjured.

The crash happened near the off slip for Hamilton Technology Park at High Blantyre.

The woman died in Hairmyres Hospital in East Kilbride.

The road was closed for several hours and local diversions were put in place. Police have appealed for witnesses to the crash to contact them.

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