A WOMAN has died following a two-vehicle crash near the A77.

Another two women have also been taken to hospital in Glasgow following the collision on the B7038 Ayr Road between Kilmarnock and Ayr.

Ayrshire road policing officers are now appealing for anyone with any information to come forward to assist in their investigations.

The incident took place at around 9.35am on Monday, December 18, morning and involved a Vauxhall Corsa and an Audi Q2.

The driver of the Corsa, a 24-year-old woman, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police say her next of kin have been informed, though formal identification is still to take place.

The 67-year-old female driver of the Audi and a 64-year-old female passenger were taken to Queen Elizabeth University Hospital for treatment.

The road was closed for around six and half hours while police investigated the crash.

Sergeant Martin Cunningham of Police Scotland's Ayrshire road policing unit said: “Our inquiries are continuing to understand the full circumstances of what happened. Sadly, this young woman lost her life, and our thoughts are with her family and friends.

“I would ask anyone who may have witnessed the crash, or who may have dash-cam footage, and has not yet spoken to or provided this information to officers, to contact us as soon as possible."

"I want to thank members of the public for their patience while we investigated this serious collision.”

Anyone with information is being asked to call Police Scotland on 101, quoting incident number 0830 of Monday, December 18./