Two Dead After Car Crashes Into Canal

A man and woman have died following a road crash on Balmore Road in Glasgow.

The blue Ford Focus was being driven by a 21 year old man when it went out of control near to Skirsa Street.

The car left the carriageway at around quarter to 1 on Sunday morning, before hitting a wall and railings and ending up in the Forth and Clyde Canal.

The 21-year-old driver and a 24-year-old female passenger were pronounced dead at the scene.

A 25-year-old woman and two men aged 25 and 24 years who were also passengers in the car were taken by ambulance to the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital.

The 25-year old woman's critically ill, the 25-year-old man is said to be stable and the 24-year-old man escaped serious injury but was treated for shock.

A report will be submitted to the Procurator Fiscal.

Sergeant Nicola Taylor at the Road Policing Complex at Helen Street, Govan said:

"Our enquires are continuing into the circumstances surrounding this tragic incident. It would appear that no other vehicle was involved and I would like to speak to anyone who either witnessed this crash or anyone who remembers seeing the vehicle travelling in Balmore Road just prior to the crash."

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Road Policing Complex in Govan via telephone number 101.

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