A MAN killed in a car crash on the A77 has been named as Robert McLean from Patna.

The 28-year-old was driving his Ford Focus south at around 7pm on the A77 near to Lendalfoot.

It is reported that the vehicle left the carriageway and collided with the near side verge.

Emergency services attended and he was taken by ambulance to Ayr Hospital where he was pronounced dead a short time later.

A statement released on behalf of Robert’s family said: “Our family are utterly devastated by the sudden and tragic loss of Robert.

“He was a loving dad and brothers and we will forever miss our precious son.

“Robert loved nothing more than spending time with his family and friends. He loved sport, from football to boxing, but his main love was going to the gym.

“We as a family would also like to thank the doctor who helped Robert at the scene of the accident and for all his efforts.

“Our family, friends and work colleagues have been so supportive to us in this living nightmare.

“We are totally overwhelmed by how much Robert was loved and thought of by his amazing friends.

“Thank you all so much.”

A report will be submitted to the Procurator Fiscal.