Fatal crash baby named

A young child has died following an three car accident on the A75 in Dumfries and Galloway. The road was closed for a number of hours.

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Police name dead baby

A three week old baby who died following a three car crash on the A75 has been named.

Oliver Hewson from Carrutherstown died after the accident on Wednesday night at the Hardgrove Crossroads between Annan and Dumfries.

It happened on a stretch of road which is due to have safety improvements.

Local politicians say that work should be completed as soon as possible.


Police appeal for crash witnesses to come forward

Sergeant Tom Findley from Dumfries and Galloway Police told our correspondent Tim Backshall they spoke to witnesses last night but believe there may be more:

"We are aware that early on other vehicles passed the scene and may actually have witnesses it so we're appealing for these people to come forward."

– Sergeant Tom Findley

He added that it is unclear what caused the accident at this stage. It is the second fatal on the road in a week.

The A75 is a very busy route it's a main artery in this area and obviously carries a volume of traffic, the more traffic you have then the more likelihood there is of a road traffic collision occurring"

– Sergeant Tom Findley

Young child dies in A75 crash

The A75 was closed for a number of hours Credit: ITV Border

A young child has died following a three car crash on the A75.

It happened at around 5 o'clock at the Hardgrove Cross roads near Carrutherstown. It's the third fatal accident on the road within a week. Local MP Russell Brown has called for the safety of the road to be looked into.

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