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Girl, 9, among three dead in M9 crash in West Lothian

Scene of the crash
Image caption The crash happened on the M9 in West Lothian

A nine-year-old girl has died, along with a man and woman, in a crash on the M9 in West Lothian.

The 37-year-old woman and 42-year-old man were pronounced dead at the scene.

A further two people are in a critical condition and a third has been described as "serious".

The crash, which involved a silver Mercedes car and a white Vauxhall van, happened on the eastbound carriageway between Polmont and Linlithgow at about 21:00 on Friday.

Anyone who witnessed the crash is asked to contact police.

A Police Scotland spokeswoman said: "This has been a serious road traffic collision.

"We are keen to hear from anyone who witnessed it or who has information that can assist us in our inquiries."

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