TWO people have died and three taken to hospital after a crash involving two cars on a Scottish road.

Police were called to A85 in Argyll, near Dalmally, at around 2pm on Friday, after reports of a collision between an Audi Q2 and a Ford Mondeo.

A 69-year-old woman driving the Audi and a 70-year-old male passenger were pronounced dead at the scene.

The three men in the Ford Mondeo were taken to Queen Elizabeth University Hospital in Glasgow for treatment, with the road also closed for more than eight hours to allow for investigations to be undertaken.

Sergeant Archie McGuire said: “Our thoughts are with the family and friends of the two people who have died.

“Our inquiries are ongoing and I am appealing to anyone who was in the area and witnessed the crash to contact us.

“I would also appeal to anyone who was travelling in the area and may have dashcam footage which could assist to get in touch.”

Witnesses are asked to contact 101 with any information regarding the incident, quoting the incident number 1923 of March 31.