Off-Duty Officer Killed In Crash

An off-duty police officer has died after his car collided with a lorry.

John Woods, 42, has been identified as the victim of yesterday's crash near Beith in North Ayrshire.

The father-of-three was driving on the A736 Lochlibo Road between Lugton and Burnhouse when his Kia collided with an articulated lorry at about 1.30pm.

The 54-year-old truck driver was not injured.

Police Scotland confirmed that Mr Woods was a serving officer. He was not on duty at the time of the crash.

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