Baby dies after emergency birth following car crash
18-year-old woman was 30 weeks' pregnant when she was involved in smash with van.
A baby has died after his mum had to undergo an emergency caesarean section following a car crash.
An 18-year-old woman, who was 30 weeks' pregnant, was seriously injured in the collision between a car and a van near Auchtertool in Fife.
She was taken to the Victoria Hospital in Kirkcaldy, where she underwent an emergency caesarean.
The baby boy, however, died a short time later, while the woman remains in a serious condition after suffering significant injuries to her neck and abdomen.
Police said three other people were treated in hospital following the crash, which happened on Wednesday.
A 59-year-old man, a 43-year-old woman and ten-year-old girl, who were all in the van, suffered minor injuries.
Officers are now appealing for anyone with information or who witnessed the crash to come forward.
Sergeant Stephen Quinn, from Fife's Road Policing Unit, said: "Our deepest sympathies are with the young mother and her family at this time.
"We will continue to provide them with all the necessary support and assistance they may require.
"As part of this investigation we are keen to hear from other motorists who were on the B9157, near Meadowfield at around 10.20pm on Wednesday night, and may have witnessed what happened.
"Similarly, anyone with any other information they believe is relevant to this inquiry should also contact police immediately."
Those with information can contact the Road Policing Unit in Fife via 101 and quote incident number 4044 of the 3rd October.