A Rangers supporters bus taking fans to Saturday’s league game at Ibrox against Partick Thistle has crashed on the A76 near Mauchline in Ayrshire, with a 39-year-old man confirmed to have died.
The crash happened at around 1pm and Police have closed the road in both directions at the Crossroads roundabout.
A police statement said: “Police Scotland can confirm a 39 year old man has died following a serious coach crash on the A76 near Crosshouse Roundabout. A report will be prepared for the Procurator Fiscal.”
Major incident on A76 nr Kilmarnock. Bus overturned on grass verge. One shook up passenger said it swerved at roundabout. Multiple injured. pic.twitter.com/Gz26iguX7S
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A total 18 people were reportedly taken to hospital and it has been confirmed that three people are in a serious condition. There were 36 people on board the bus, including the driver.
Several ambulances, five fire engines and specialist officers were called out to the incident.
Our thoughts go out to all involved.