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Police release description of potential crash witness

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Police Scotland has released a description of a man they believe could have witnessed this weekend's fatal crash on the A7.

He is described as being about 35 years of age, and is believed to have been wearing a green coloured anorak and green wellington boots. He may have been carrying a backpack.

The man was seen walking on the A7 road near to the scene of the crash at around 7am on Saturday morning.

Police are asking him to get in contact.


Police name A7 crash victim

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Police Scotland has named the man who was killed in a one vehicle road crash on the A7 near Langholm in the early hours of Saturday 11 April as Scott Cameron.

The 28-year-old was from Corby Hill in Carlisle.

Police are still appealing for witnesses who may have been on the A7 road between Langholm and the scene of the crash which is just south of Skippers Bridge in Langholm.

The vehicle involved was a white coloured Mini One car and appears to have been travelling north when the crash occurred

The main A7 roadway at the scene was closed to allow for a full crash scene investigation to take place. The Procurator Fiscal has been informed.

Death crash in Dumfries and Galloway

Police Scotland are investigating a fatal accident on the A7 around two miles from Langholm yesterday.

It is believed the mini involved crashed down an embankment on the main road between Edinburgh and Carlisle.

The driver died at the scene.

Police believe that the accident occured between 2am and 7:30am and no other vehicles were involved.

The road was closed until 4:30pm with diversions running both north and south.

We are trying to establish the cause of the accident and to find out the exact time it happened. We are appealing for anyone who may have witnessed the accident or anyone who saw the vehicle registration mark YG64XU during the evening and overnight on Friday.

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Two die in Borders car crash

Police are appealing for witnesses after two people died in a car crash in the Borders on Friday.

The 24 year driver of a silver Toyota Corolla car died at the scene, along with a 23 year old passenger.

The collision happened around 3:40pm on Friday afternoon on the A6105 Duns to Greenlaw Road.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Police Scotland.

Woman dies after vehicle hits horses

A woman has died and another is being treated for serious injuries following a collision involving a vehicle and 2 horses and riders.

The incident happened at around 5.30pm on the B725 Road, between Clarencefield and Bankend.

Police Scotland said a woman from Clarencefield received fatal injuries and another local female is presently being treated for serious injuries.

They are appealing for witnesses, or people that were in the area at the time, to get in touch.


Pensioner named after fatal crash near Wigton

Police have named the 88 year old driver who died in an accident on the the A596 at Wigton yesterday morning.He was George ATKINSON, 88 years from Thursby.The accident happend at 10:45 yesterday morning.

Mr Atkinson's silver Ford Fiesta was in collision with a lorry at the junction of Station Road.Mr Atkinson was taken to the RVI at Newcastle by air ambulance but died shortly after arrival.The driver of the HGV, a man in his 60s from the Silloth area, was uninjured.

The road was closed for 5 hours whilst collision investigation work and the recovery of the vehicles involved was undertaken. Officers from Cumbria Constabulary Roads Policing Unit are investigating the circumstances surrounding the collision and are appealing for witnesses.