Teenager killed and two critically injured in M74 crash near Annan

The crash happened near junction 20 of the M74

A teenager has died and two people are in critical condition after a minibus collided with a lorry and then hit the central reservation on the M74.

A red Ford Transit Tourneo minibus was travelling north at junction 20 near Annan at around 4.45pm on Wednesday when it was in collision with the white lorry.

The driver and six passengers were in the minibus.

A 15-year-old girl was taken to the Cumberland Infirmary in Carlisle but she later died, Police Scotland said.

A 42-year-old woman taken by air ambulance to James Cook Hospital in Middlesbrough and a 17-year-old boy flown by air ambulance to the Royal Victoria Hospital in Newcastle are both in critical condition.

A six-month-old girl, a seven-year-old boy, a 12-year-old boy and the 45-year-old man driving the minibus were all taken to the Cumberland Infirmary and treated for minor injuries.

The road was closed for about 12 hours while police carried out an investigation, reopening at 4.40am on Thursday.

Locals from the nearby village of Kirkpatrick-Fleming brought food, drink and ice lollies to people stranded in the traffic.

Stephen Muir, 38, said: "I delivered about 100 ice lollies, about 150 bottles of water, juice, apples, crisps donated by people within the village and local businesses.

"I am the chairman of the community council and we are a close community, (we) like to help each other.

"I work all over the country and have been stuck in many accidents with no food or anything to drink.

"From my house (I) could see a few children standing outside the vehicles with parents. It was 26C outside so felt it's only right to go and offer help."