Woman killed and four injured in three-car crash in Livingston
A 45-year-old woman has died and four people were hurt in a three-car crash in West Lothian.
Emergency services were called to the scene of the collision in Livingston's Cousland Road at 15:20 on Wednesday.
A Ford Mondeo, Honda CRV and a Audi Q7 were involved in the fatal crash on the A705.
The Mondeo driver was pronounced dead at the scene. Police said her 19-year-old female passenger was in a serious condition in Edinburgh Royal Infirmary.
The 41-year-old driver of the Audi sustained a serious arm injury and was taken to hospital before being released following treatment.
A 39-year-old man and four-year-old girl who were travelling in the Honda were not seriously injured and the child was taken to hospital as a precaution.
The road was closed for more than seven hours for a police investigation.
Sgt Fraser Wood, of Police Scotland, said inquiries into the cause of the crash were continuing.
"I would ask motorists using the A705 yesterday and who may have been recording via dash-cam devices to check their systems and provide any relevant footage to us as soon as possible," he added.
"I'd like to thank those members of the public who stopped and assisted at the scene, along with our emergency service colleagues who attended the incident."