Death of woman, 27, in Falkirk car crash treated as murder

A murder investigation has been launched after a woman was killed in a car crash in Scotland.

Amy Rose Wilson, 27, died in the two-car collision on New Carron Road in Falkirk on Saturday evening.

Police Scotland say they are treating her death as murder.

In a statement, the family of Ms Wilson – who was from the Bo’ness area – said: “We are all devastated by the loss of Amy Rose.

“We are asking for privacy at what is a very hard time for her family and everyone who knew her.”

A male passenger who was in the silver Vauxhall Vectra that Ms Wilson was driving was treated for injuries at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh.

A 39-year-old man, who was driving a black Volkswagen Tiguan involved in the crash, suffered minor injuries.

Police said the collision happened at about 6.10pm after a black Mercedes C-Class pursued the Vauxhall Vectra on to New Carron Road.

There had been an earlier “altercation” involving the occupants of Ms Wilson’s car and the Mercedes in Foundry Street, the force added.

Officers are trying to trace the Mercedes, which was carrying a number of passengers.

The Mercedes fled the scene after the crash and was last seen heading north on New Carron Road.

Detective Inspector Hazel Reid said: “It is imperative we trace the occupants of the black Mercedes who fled the scene.

“We believe this vehicle has pursued the Vauxhall in a dangerous fashion, resulting in a crash with the Volkswagen Tiguan.”

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Police have urged anyone with information or footage to come forward.

Detective Chief Inspector Susan Balfour said: “Amy Rose’s death is being treated as murder and our thoughts are with her family and friends at this time.

“Our investigation is ongoing and I would like to reassure the public that we have a dedicated team of officers working on this investigation to establish the full circumstances of what happened.”

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