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Teenagers in court over fatal hit-and-run crash in Ayr

Joan Price Image copyright Police Scotland
Image caption Joan Price died in the crash

Two teenagers have appeared in court after a woman was killed in an alleged hit-and-run crash in South Ayrshire.

Joan Price, 59, died at the scene of the collision on the A77 near Holmston roundabout in Ayr on Monday.

Logan Knox, 19, of Girvan, is charged with causing death by dangerous driving while banned from the road and driving without insurance.

John Gribben, 18, of Ayr, is charged with causing death by dangerous driving.

A 17-year-old man has also been arrested in connection with the incident.

Ms Price was driving her red Nissan Pulsar northbound on the A77 when it was involved in the crash with a Volkswagen Golf at about 21:35.

She died at the scene, while her 39-year-old female passenger was taken to Ayr Hospital with serious injuries. She was said to be in a stable condition.

Police said an Audi A3 car was also spotted close to the scene.

Inquiries are continuing to trace one other man in connection with the incident.

Neither accused made any plea or declaration.

Logan Knox, who is also charged with failing to identify a driver, was remanded in custody at a hearing at Ayr Sheriff Court late on Wednesday.

John Gribben was freed on bail. Their cases were continued for further investigation.

Tributes have been paid to Ms Price, who was a member of the Dunaskin Doon brass band.

'Beautiful soul'

A post on the band's facebook page said: "The Dunaskin family are heartbroken and devastated to hear of the passing of our dear friend and fellow band member, Joan Price, following a car accident last night.

"Joan was a beautiful soul, inside and out, who always had a kind word and a cheerful smile for everyone.

"The band send their deepest condolences to Joan's family as they begin to try and come to terms with their loss."

Former colleagues in the Kilmarnock Concert Band said: "We are shocked and saddened by the news of the tragic death of a past band member, Joan Price, last night in a road traffic accident, along with another past band member, Gillian, who is currently in hospital.

"The band send their condolences to Colin and the family, and hope that Gillian makes a speedy recovery."

Image caption The crash happened on the A77 near the Holmston roundabout at Ayr

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