Boy, 15, killed and six others injured in two-car crash

By John Mercury October 11, 2023

A 15-year-old boy has died and six other people were left injured after a two-car crash in East Ayrshire.

Emergency services were called to Boig Road in New Cumnock at around 6pm on Tuesday following the collision between a Peugeot 208 and Nissan Qashqai.

Cumnock teenager Lewis Campbell, a passenger in the Peugeot, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The 18-year-old male driver of the Peugeot and his other passengers, an 18-year-old woman and a man, 19, were taken to University Hospital Crosshouse in Kilmarnock for treatment.

The 54-year-old female driver of the Nissan and her two passengers, a 13-year-old girl and a boy, 15, were also taken to hospital.

The road remains closed for investigation works.

Police Scotland is urging all those with information to come forward.

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Road Policing Inspector Craig Beaver said: “Our thoughts are with the family and friends of Lewis at this very difficult time.

“Officers will continue to offer support as our enquiries continue into the circumstances of the crash.”


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