Mother, daughter named as M9 crash victims

A MOTHER and daughter died in a major motorway crash which claimed three lives in total and left three other family members in hospital, police have confirmed.

By The Newsroom
Monday, 1st February 2016, 10:58 am
Updated Monday, 1st February 2016, 11:22 am
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Saadia Ahmad, 37, and her nine-year-old daughter Ayesha Ahmad, died following the collision between a van and the car they were travelling in on the M9 in West Lothian at around 9pm on Friday.

Three other members of the family - the father, also 37, and two sons, aged 10 and 14 - were on Sunday night still in hospital in a serious but stable condition. They were being treated at the Forth Valley Royal Hospital and the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital in Glasgow.

A 42-year-old man, the driver of the van, was pronounced dead at the scene. He has not yet been named by police.

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The collision happened on the southbound carriageway between Polmont and Linlithgow and involved a silver Mercedes car and a white Vauxhall van.

Police have asked any witnesses to contact officers.