POLICE have named a teenage girl who tragically died following a car crash near Girvan last week.

The incident happened around 10am on Thursday, 14 December on the A714 between Shalloch Park Roundabout and Pinmore and involved a blue Volkswagen Polo car and a white Ford Transit van.

Jo Marshall, aged 17, from Newton Stewart, was the driver of the car, and was pronounced dead at the scene.

A 39-year-old woman and three-year-old girl, both passengers in the car, suffered serious injuries and were taken to the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital in Glasgow.

Two further 17-year-old females, also passengers in the car, suffered minor injuries and were conveyed to Crosshouse Hospital in Kilmarnock.

The 35-year-old male driver of the van was uninjured.

Inspector Craig Beaver, of Ayrshire’s Roads Policing Unit, said: “Our thoughts remain with Jo’s family and friends at this extremely difficult time.

“Our investigation to establish the full circumstances remains ongoing and I would urge anyone who may have information which has not yet been passed to police to come forward.

“Anyone who can help is asked to call 101, quoting reference 0947 of December 14, 2023.”