Written by Scott Campbell.
Published at 18:35 BST on Wednesday, 1st August 2012.
Cumbernauld's Central Way sees fatal road crash, as Strathclyde Police appeal for information and witnesses

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Strathclyde Police is continuing its appeal for information and witnesses to today’s fatal road crash, in Cumbernauld.
Today (Wednesday 1st August 2012) saw one of Cumbernauld’s worst ever road traffic collision, resulting in the deaths of three men.

At approximately 12:45, this afternoon, a silver Mercedes motor vehicle, travelling northbound on the A8011 is suggested to have crossed the central reservation and collided with a southbound dark blue/black Ford Focus. A third car, a light blue/silver Fiat Punto then became involved in the crash.

The 30 year old male driver of the silver Mercedes, the 34 year old driver of the Ford Focus and his 46 year old male passenger died at the scene. The 71 year old male driver of the Fiat Punto was taken to Monklands District General Hospital where he received treatment for his injuries and was later released.

The road remains closed and likely to be closed for several hours tonight as police continue their investigations, with diversions clearly marks out around the Braehead roundabout.

Inspector Keith Prentice at the Divisional Road Policing Unit at Motherwell is urging witnesses to the crash to come forward.

He said: “Our enquiries have revealed that several motorists stopped at the scene just after the crash occurred, and I would like to appeal to those people, who may have crucial information, to get in touch with officers.”