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Blood mystery of road crash man
A77 road sign
The man died in a crash on the A77
Police searching the home of a man who died in a road traffic accident earlier this week found his property covered in blood, it has emerged.

The man, who is understood to be Finnish national Jens Ihamo, was killed when his vehicle hit a truck while driving on the wrong side of the A77.

It is believed the blood at the Greenock flat belonged to the dead man.

Further inquiries are being carried out at the Finnart Street home of the Finn who worked at Greenock's IBM centre.

Mr Ihamo died instantly when his hired Nissan Micra collided head-on with a lorry on the road at Symington in the early hours of Wednesday.

Accident blackspot

It is not clear how long he had worked as an IT specialist at IBM.

A Strathclyde Police spokeswoman said: "We can confirm that the Nissan vehicle had been rented but at this time the driver's identity has not yet been confirmed.

"We are carrying out inquiries in Finnart Street, which are at an early stage and forensics are continuing."

The A77 is a notorious accident blackspot that has claimed 17 lives in the past four years alone.

A spokesman for IBM would not confirm the identity of the deceased, but said: "IBM is assisting the police in the investigation of a fatal road traffic incident that took place earlier this week.

"IBM extends its deepest sympathies to the individual's family."

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