POLICE are hunting a motorist who left the scene of a fatal New Years Day crash where his passenger was killed.
The unidentified male was sitting in the passenger seat of a silver Vauxhall Signum when it left the road and struck a tree.
The 34-year-old suffered fatal injuries in the collision that occurred on the B7015 Sheephousehill Road in Fauldhouse, West Lothian.
The road is known for being a narrow countryside route without streetlights.
No other vehicle was involved in the collision, which happened 7.45pm.
Sergeant Gary Taylor of Lothian and Borders Police said: “We are appealing for any witnesses to the accident or anyone who saw the car prior to 7.45pm to contact us.
“We believe the vehicle had been heading westwards at the time.
“We are also keen to speak to the driver of the car who left the scene prior to the arrival of the emergency services.”