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Man killed in A74 crash named

Robert Sharp died following the crash Credit: Police Scotland

A man killed when the car he was in was involved in a collision with a lorry on the A74(M) has been named.

The crash happened around 4.07pm on Wednesday 26 July , south of junction 20, near Eaglesfield in Dumfries and Galloway.

The 50-year-old male passenger was flown to Queen Elizabeth University Hospital in Glasgow, where he later died.

He was today named by Police Scotland as Robert Sharp, from Wyndford Road in Maryhill, Glasgow.

A 39-year-old man, from Callander, who was driving the grey Peugeot 307, was injured and taken to Cumberland Infirmary in Carlisle.

The 59-year-old driver of the white Scania lorry, from Reading, was not injured.

Sergeant Leigh McCulloch of the Trunk Roads Policing Group at Lockerbie appealed for witnesses to the crash.

We want to hear from anyone who may have been on the A74(M) around this time near the locus and who may have witnessed the crash. The crash happened on the southbound carriageway about half a mile south of the Eaglesfield junction. We would also be keen to hear from anyone who may have seen either the grey coloured Peugeot 307 car or the white coloured Scania lorry as they headed south prior to the crash. Anyone who has any information which they would want to pass on can call the Trunk Roads Policing Group at Lockerbie on the 101 number.

– Sergeant Leigh McCulloch