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Police issue appeal after fatal Borders crash

Police in the Scottish Borders are appealing for witnesses after a fatal road collision involving four cars, in which a man died.

The collision happened yesterday around 3.30pm, on the A697 Greenlaw to Carfraemill road, within the hamlet of Houndslow, in Berwickshire.

A 59-year-old man, who was driving a Kia Sorento, died in the crash and three others were injured.

The driver and the front seat passenger of the Vauxhall Combo van, and the driver of the Vauxhall Vectra were taken to hospital.

Police are appealing for witnesses of a vehicle, which may not have stopped at the time of the collision, to come forward.

"A man sadly died at the scene and three others were injured.

"An investigation is underway in order to establish the circumstances, and we are keen to trace the driver of a car which may have been at the scene at the time of the collision. We are appealing to any witnesses to contact Police Scotland on 101."

– Police Sergeant Brian Jones

Man dies in crash in Scottish borders

A man has died in a car crash in the Scottish Borders that also left three others injured.

The collision happened yesterday on the A697 Greenlaw to Carfraemill Road around 3.30pm and involved four cars. It happened within the hamlet of Houndslow in Berwickshire.

The 59-year-old man who died was driving a Kia Sorento northbound when he collided with a Vauxhall Combo van travelling southbound.

The Kia Sorento then crashed into a Vauxhall Vectra, also travelling southbound.

The road was closed for seven and a half hours as a result of the crash.


Married couple killed in Borders crash named

Two people who were killed in a road accident in the Scottish Borders have been named.

53-year-old Derek Peoples and his 51-year-old wife Avril Peoples, both from Kelso, died on Sunday 23rd December.

The couple were travelling in their silver Kia Cee'd on the A697 when it collided with a red Hyundai at around 2.45pm.

The incident happened around one mile south of the junction with the A68 at Carfraemill.

Mrs Peoples was treated at the scene, but died as a result of her injuries.

Mr Peoples was taken to the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary for treatment, where he later died.

Two people who were in the Hyundai suffered minor injuries and were also taken to hospital.

Lothian and Borders Police are asking anyone with information to come forward.