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Monday, November 30, 2015
Mum killed on way home from son's wedding after taxi hit by car involved in police chase
A mum was killed in a car crash on the way home from her son's wedding after her taxi was smashed into by a vehicle in a police chase.
Tragic Mary Laurie, 57, was pronounced dead at the scene following the crash in Glasgow in the early hours of Sunday morning.
Her husband Jamie, 52 - who was travelling alongside her - is in a serious condition in hospital.
The Scottish Daily Record reports police today confirmed that the black cab was hit by a green Vauxhall Astra, which they had signalled to stop and pursued before the smash at 1.30am.
The 20-year-old driver of the car and his passenger, a 16-year-old girl, suffered minor injuries in the crash in the east end of the city.
Police confirmed a 20-year-old man had been reported to the Procurator Fiscal in connection with traffic offences.
Stunned relatives of Marie, from Easterhouse, Glasgow, have spoken on social media of her joy at seeing her son marry just hours before the crash.
A family statement said: “She will be sadly missed by all the family.”
A Police Scotland spokeswoman said: “At around 1.30am a green Vauxhall Astra was within Springhill Industrial Estate when it was signalled to stop by a marked police van.
"However the driver failed to do so and the officers activated their blue lights and followed the car to signal again that they wished it to stop.
“The vehicle left the industrial estate and drove west along Edinburgh Road for a short distance where it was then involved in a collision with a black Hackney taxi at the traffic lights at Stepps Road and Springboig Road.
“Emergency services attended but Mrs Laurie, a passenger in the taxi, died at the scene.”
The 50-year-old taxi driver also suffered minor injuries.
Police are appealing for witnesses.
The Police Investigations & Review Commissioner will conduct a probe into the circumstances of the crash as it involved a police vehicle