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Two killed in A85 motorbike crash near Crianlarich

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Image caption Police were called to the scene of the crash on the A85 on Wednesday afternoon

Two people riding on a motorbike were killed in a crash on the A85 near Crianlarich.

James Whiteside, 59, of Greenock, and Jacqueline Hennessy, 54, of Tullibody, were both pronounced dead at the scene after the crash with a Volkswagen Golf car at 16:20 on Wednesday.

The 24-year-old male driver of the car was uninjured.

The road was closed in both directions between the A82 junction in Crianlarich and the A827 road to Killin.

Fire crews, paramedics and an air ambulance were all also called to the scene.

Police are investigating the full circumstances of the crash and have appealed for any witnesses to come forward.

Another motorcyclist died in a crash on the same road in Argyll earlier in the day.

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