A 20-YEAR-OLD woman has died in a crash on the A72, according to police.

The incident happened at around 4.30pm on Saturday (March 12) and involved a black BMW M135.

The car was travelling towards Biggar when it left the road, say officers.

Emergency services attended and the 20-year-old passenger was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver, a 26-year-old man, was taken to University Hospital Wishaw for treatment.

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The road was closed for around nine hours following the crash.

Sergeant John Houston said: “Our thoughts are with the family and friends of those involved at this time.

“Our enquiries are ongoing to establish the full circumstances of what happened and we are appealing to anyone who may have information that could help to get in touch.

“I would ask anyone who was driving in the area around the time of the crash to get in touch. I would also appeal to anyone with dash-cam footage which may assist to contact us.”

Anyone with any information is asked to contact 101 quoting incident 2401 of March 12, 2022.