Crash victim named

Teacher killed and pensioners hurt in crash near Daligan Farm on Blackhill-Helensburgh road

Police are appealing for information following the death of special needs teacher Caroline Nelson in a road crash near Daligan Farm on the road between Helensburgh and the Crosskeys roundabout at the entrance to Glen Fruin.

Nelson Caroline Nelson Around 9.10 am on Monday, two cars were involved in collision and the 45-year-old woman driver of a Vauxhall Meriva died at the scene.   The driver of a Volkswagen, a 71-year-old man, and his 70-year-old female passenger, were taken by ambulance to the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital in Glasgow, where medical staff described their condition as serious but stable.  The road was re-opened later.

The teacher, from Arrochar,  was declared dead at the scene.  She had recently finished a course of radiotherapy, after being diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma.

Ms Nelson, who worked at Parklands School in Helensburgh, had been sharing the journey of her cancer treatment on Facebook.  The special needs teacher, who attended Glasgow School of Art, had also been raising money for cancer charity Macmillan.

Sergeant Paul MacPherson, of the Dumbarton Road Policing Unit, is appealing for witnesses to the crash. He said: “Although a number of people stopped to assist at the time, I am still keen to hear from anyone who may have either witnessed the crash or indeed who saw the cars on the road prior to it happening.
“If you have any information that you think may assist our enquiries, then please contact Dumbarton Road Policing Unit via 101. Please quote incident number 0718 Monday 8 October 2018.”

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