Fatal A75 crash investigation

One person has been killed and two injured in a crash on the A75 at Skyreburn in Dumfries and Galloway.

Full Report: Fatal crash on A75

It has been a day of huge delays and huge diversions on one of the region's busiest roads.

A 78-year-old local man died in a three car crash on the A75 this morning at Gatehouse of Fleet in Dumfries and Galloway.

Drivers, including hundreds of lorry drivers heading to the ferry port of Cairnryan, faced an 80 mile diversion as the road was shut for several hours.

Our Dumfries and Galloway reporter, Fiona McIlwraith has spent the day at the scene.

Watch her full report below.

Crash investigation underway on A75

Police Scotland are on the scene of a fatal crash on the A75 that happened this morning.

"About 6.40am this morning there's been a three vehicle road traffic collision on the A75 just east of Skyreburn tearoom, it's obviously an early part of our enquiries just now, but we're looking into the crash just now and there are crash investigators at the locus doing their work as we speak.

"It's caused a far amount of disruption, especially for ferry traffic, coming along, as you can see, there's quite a tailback of heavy goods vehicles there just now, however we would ask the public to be patient with us and to stick by the formal diversion that's on and not to take other routes that they may know if they have local knowledge because that could cause futher disruption."

– Sergeant Billie McEwan, Police Scotland

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Man killed in A75 crash named

Police have named a man who died in a crash on the A75 this morning as William Lupton from Creetown.

The 78-year-old from Chain Road was driving a Ford Fiesta car which collided with a Vauxhall Vivaro van and a Citroen Berlingo van on the A75 at Skyreburn in Dumfries and Galloway.

Both of the other drivers, and the passenger in the Citroen, were not seriously injured.

The road is still currently closed as police continue their crash investigation work, and diversions are in place.

Diversions in place as crash closes A75 in both directions

Motorists are being told to use the following diversions if they are travelling between Castle Douglas and Newton Stewart.

It follows an earlier crash on the A75 in which one person died and two others were injured.

The A75 is currently closed in both directions between the B796 (Gatehouse Of Fleet) and A755 (Girthon).

  • Travelling East: Via A714, A77 and A713 to re-join A75 at Castle Douglas
  • Travelling West: Via A713, A77 and A714 to re-join A75 at Newton Stewart

Police warning after A75 crash

Police in Dumfries and Galloway are warning drivers not to use C class roads to try and shortcut a large diversion following a fatal crash on the A75 at Skyreburn.

Officers say drivers should follow the signposted diversions, which are around 77 miles long.

A force spokesman said: "In particular drivers of heavy goods vehicles should only use the diversion route as other C class roads are not suitable for that type of vehicle."

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One person killed and two injured in A75 crash

Police Scotland are currently dealing with a three car road crash on the A75 road at Skyreburn in Dumfries and Galloway. One man has been pronounced dead at the scene and others injured are presently being treated.

The roadway is completely closed and will remain so for some considerable time to allow a full crash scene investigation to take place. Diversions, which are lengthy, are being put in place. Motorists are asked to avoid this area if possible.