TRIBUTES have been paid to a teenage girl named as the victim of a horror crash on a major motorway.
Sophie Laing, 16, from Cumbernauld, Scotland, tragically died when two cars collided on Saturday January 28.
1Sophie Laing, 16, was named as the victim of a horror crashThe crash, which happened around 1.30pm near the Gartcosh junction on the M74, also saw a 62-year-old man taken to the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital for treatment.
A 42-year-old man was arrested in connection with a road traffic offence and later released pending further enquiries.
Cops confirmed Sophie was the victim involved in the crash in a Facebook post.
Friends and strangers alike were quick to pay their respects to the teenager after the tragedy.
A former teacher wrote: “So so sad to hear this tragic news. I taught Sophie in Primary 3, she was a lovely, kind girl. Sending my heartfelt condolences to her family.”
While a bus driver said: “ill miss you getting on my bus and having a laugh and your cheeky wee smile ill always remember you and keep the xmas card you gave me it was a pleasure being your favourite driver and getting you home safely.
“Im still looking at the bus stop every night hoping ill see you there waiting on me until we meet again … rest in peace sophie my wee pal xxx
One commenter said: “So sad such a young beautiful girl life taken far to soon, thinking of ur family and friends at this very sad time, rip angel
A fourth viewer wrote: “Tragic, fly high thought’s and prayers are with your family.”
Constable Paul Mallon, from Lanarkshire Road Policing Unit, said: “Our thoughts remain with Sophie’s family and friends at this difficult time.
“Our enquiries are ongoing to establish the full circumstances and I would urge anyone who may have information which could assist to contact officers.”
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