Death of local biker on M9

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THE family of a Winchburgh woman who died in a motorcycle accident on Monday have called her a “beloved mum” and a friend to all who knew her.

Carolyn Ross (42) from Winchburgh came off her motorbike around 1.40pm, while she was negotiating the bend near the M9 Junction 1a, before hitting the crash barrier as she headed north on the motorway. Police and ambulance crews rushed to the scene and Ms Ross was transferred to Edinburgh Royal Infirmary, but she died from her injuries.

On Thursday, the following statement was released from the family: “Carolyn was a beloved mum, family member and good friend to all who knew her, and she will be sorely missed.”

The junction which links the M9 to the M90 was closed for more than three hours, and all bridgebound traffic was diverted along the M9 to the Burghmuir junction causing eight mile tailbacks and delays of up to an hour.

Police are still appealing for information and can be called on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.