A van driver has been killed in a two-vehicle crash in South Lanarkshire.

The Ford Connect van was involved in a collision with a Mazda 6 car travelling in the opposite direction on the A70 near Carnwath at around 4.15pm on Thursday.

Police said the 49-year-old man driving the van was pronounced dead at the scene.

The 41-year-old driver of the Mazda was taken by ambulance to Wishaw General Hospital, where staff describe his condition as stable.

Sergeant John Tait said: "I am appealing to any witnesses to the crash and to anyone with information that may help our ongoing investigation to contact us.

"I would also like to hear from anyone who was driving on the A70 near Carnwath around the time of the crash on Thursday afternoon to come forward to officers, as they may hold information that will assist our inquiry."

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101, quoting reference number 2401 of November 7.