Family of woman killed in crash after 'drug gang chase' issue statement

The family of a woman killed in a car chase have released a statement as police treat her death as murder.

Amy Rose Wilson, 27, from the Bo’ness area, died in a two-car crash on New Carron Road in Falkirk on Saturday.

Insiders believe Amy was an ‘innocent victim’ who got caught up in a car chase as a drugs gang tried to reclaim money they were owed.

A male passenger who was in the silver Vauxhall Vectra Ms Wilson was driving was treated for injuries at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh.

A 39-year-old man, who was driving a black Volkswagen Tiguan involved in the crash, suffered minor injuries.

In a brief statement, Ms Wilson’s family said: ‘We are all devastated by the loss of Amy Rose.

‘We are asking for privacy at what is a very hard time for her family and everyone who knew her.’

The crash happened after a black Mercedes C-Class chased the Vectra onto New Carron Road.

There had been an earlier ‘altercation’ between the occupants of Ms Wilson’s car and the Mercedes nearby.

Officers want to trace the Mercedes, which was carrying multiple passengers.

Police Scotland Detective Inspector Hazel Reid said last week: ‘It is imperative we trace the occupants of the black Mercedes who fled the scene.

‘We believe this vehicle has pursued the Vauxhall in a dangerous fashion, resulting in a crash with the Volkswagen Tiguan.’

Police have asked that anyone with information, CCTV, doorbell or dashcam footage should come forward.

Detective Chief Inspector Susan Balfour said: ‘Amy Rose’s death is being treated as murder and our thoughts are with her family and friends at this time.

‘Our investigation is ongoing and I would like to reassure the public that we have a dedicated team of officers working on this investigation to establish the full circumstances of what happened.

‘If you have any information that could help with our enquiries then please get in touch, no matter how insignificant you might think that information is.’

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