Written by Scott Campbell.
Published at 11:22 BST on Thursday, 3rd August 2012.
Police name three men who were killed in Wednesday's Wilderness Brae pile-up

Picture is copyright of Cumbernauld Media/ Scott Campbell.
Strathclyde Police have released the names of the people killed in an accident on Cumbernauld’s Wilderness Brae on Wednesday.

The accident, which was called into the Scottish Ambulance Service at 12:45 on Wednesday 1st August, claimed the lives of three men and left another in hospital.

The deceased has been named as Neil Harold, 34, from the Ralston area of Paisley. Mr Harold was the driver of the Ford Focus and is survived by his wife Laura and two-year old son. Mr Harold’s passenger was forty-six year old Gordon McRae, of Sutherland Drive, Airdrie. Mr McRae is survived by his wife Lorna and two girls, aged 18 and 13 years, and nine year old twin boys. Both Mr Harold and Mr McRae were work colleagues at an engineering firm in Cumbernauld.

Meanwhile, the driver of the silver Mercedes was Greig Brown, 30, of Myvot Ave, Condorrat, Cumbernauld.

The relatives of the deceased are aware of the incident and the deaths of their family member, say Strathclyde Police, whilst a report is due to be submitted to the Procurator Fiscal.

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.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Road Policing officers at Motherwell Police Office on 01698 483 000. To give information anonymously you can contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

See also...