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Two men die following road crash on A706 near Whitburn

Police Scotland can confirm that two men have died following a one-car road crash on the A706, Longridge Road, Whitburn, in the early hours of this morning (Saturday, 29 August, 2020).

The crash happened at around 5am and involved a Subaru car which left the road. Two male passengers, aged 23 and 19, were pronounced dead at the scene. A further two male passengers, aged 52 and 28, were taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries.

The 25-year-old male driver, who sustained a serious injury that required hospital treatment, has been arrested in connection with road traffic offences and enquiries are ongoing.

Inspector Roger Park, of Lothians Road Policing Unit said: “This was a tragic incident and our thoughts are with the men’s family and friends at this time.

“Investigations into the crash are ongoing and I would appeal to anyone with information which could assist our enquiries to call 101, quoting 0858 of 29 August".


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