Man accused of causing partner's death in crash
A 29-year-old man has appeared in court accused of causing the death of his partner in a road crash in Perthshire.
Brian Hampson is alleged to have driven at excessive speed and tried to overtake on the wrong side of the road.
Prosecutors allege Mr Hampson lost control of his vehicle and collided with an oncoming van, killing his passenger Kimberly Robertson, 31.
The collision happened on the A9 near Luncarty, Perthshire.
It is alleged Mr Hampson drove his Honda Civic dangerously on 13 October last year.
He is alleged to have crossed the road into the path of an oncoming Vauxhall Vivaro van which led to a collision resulting in Ms Robertson sustaining fatal injuries.
A second charge alleges that Mr Hampson caused serious injury to van driver Gerald Rogers, 70, and to a five-year-old boy and a six-year-old girl, by driving dangerously.
Mr Hampson, of Rosyth, made no plea during a hearing in private at Perth Sheriff Court.
The case was continued for further examination and he was granted bail.