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Police ramp up safety of Ayrshire road where mum killed as A70 set for cameras

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A major Ayrshire road where a mum was killed during a horror week of crashes is set for safety measures to prevent more tragedies.The stretch of the A70 between Ayr and Coylton has been earmarked as a problem after a number of incidents left one dead and four people seriously injured.Ayrshire’s top traffic cop says the road will now see the introduction of safety camera units as well as extra high visibility and unmarked patrols.Inspector Craig Beaver, of Ayrshire road policing, has addressed concerns after residents raised the alarm over the route.It comes after bubbly mum Shona McKinlay was killed in a collision on Friday, October 28.The 46-year-old died at the scene after her Renault Kangoo van collided with an Audi TT.The Ayrshire Live app is available to download now.Get all the local news in your area – plus features, football news and the latest on the coronavirus crisis – at your fingertips 24/7.The free download features the latest breaking news and exclusive stories while you can customise your page with the sections that matter to you.The Ayrshire Live app is available to download now on iOS and Android.The 23-year-old male driver of the Audi and the 44-year-old female passenger of the van were rushed to trauma units in Glasgow and Kilmarnock with serious injuries.Just days before, on the Monday yards away from the fatal crash, two women aged 35 and 36 were rushed to hospital after a crash involving a lorry.Inspector Beaver said: “Road safety remains a priority for Police Scotland and our officers are out supporting this every single day through education and enforcement action.“Policing is part of a crucial partnership response to improve road safety.

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