Two teenagers die following road crash in Wishaw
Two teenagers have died following a road crash on Ryde Road in Wishaw on Thursday, 24 February.
The incident happened around 4.30pm and involved an off-road motorcycle and a white Volkswagen Crafter van.
The 19-year-old man rider of the motorcycle was taken to Wishaw General Hospital where he later died as a result of his injuries and an 18-year-old man, who had been riding as a pillion passenger, was was pronounced dead at the scene.
They have now been identified as Derek Paton, 19 and Leon Fitzpatrick, 18, from Wishaw.
The 34-year-old driver of the van suffered minor injuries.
The road was closed until around 11pm to allow an investigation at the scene.
Sergeant Ryan McAuley of the Road Policing Unit in Motherwell said: "Our thoughts are with everyone affected by this crash.
"Our enquiries to establish the full circumstances are ongoing and we would urge anyone with information to come forward.
"Anyone who may have dashcam or private CCTV footage is asked to check this and pass on anything of note to police.
"You can pass on information to police by calling 101, quoting incident 2032 of 25 February."