Couple killed in crash with bus named

A couple who died in a crash involving a bus and a car have been named by police.

Ian and Helen McKay were in a Vauxhall Corsa that was involved in a crash with a single decker bus in Bathgate, West Lothian shortly before 1pm on Tuesday January 8.

Mr McKay, 78, and his wife, aged 79, were pronounced dead at the scene.

The bus driver and three of the four passengers, aged 54 to 78, were taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Sergeant Gary Taylor, of the road policing unit, said: “Mr and Mrs McKay tragically lost their lives as a result of this collision and our thoughts remain with their family and friends.

“Our inquiries into this continue and I’d ask anyone with information which may be relevant, who has not yet spoken to officers, to contact Police Scotland via 101 and quote incident number 1465 of 8th January.”

The road was closed for around eight hours while police carried out investigations.