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54-year-old man dies after crash on A68

The man was taken to the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary Credit: ITV Border

A 54-year-old man has died after a two-vehicle collision in the Scottish Borders.

It happened on the A68 between Earlston and the Ravenswood roundabout at around 4.10pm on Monday 19 March.

The man, driving a black Fiat, was taken to the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary where he later died.

A woman in her 40s, driving a silver Kia, was also taken to hospital with serious but non-life-threatening injuries.

Any witnesses to the collision should call 101 quoting incident number 2431.

Lorry driver killed in collision on the A66

The man was pronounced dead at the scene Credit: ITV Border

A 43-year-old man has died following a one-vehicle collision on the A66 near Bassenthwaite Lake.

The incident happened in the early hours of this morning, Wednesday 25 October, between Braithwaite and Dubwath.

The man, who was driving a lorry, was pronounced dead at the scene and his family have been informed.

Police, Cumbria Fire Rescue, and the North West Ambulance Service attended the incident.

The A66 is now closed both ways due to accident investigation work between B5292 (Braithwaite) and B5291 (Dubwath).

Anyone with any information should contact the PC 691 Ormerod on 101 quoting log number 2 of 25 October 2017.


Police name crash victims

Police Scotland have named two men who died in a crash on the A713 near Carsphairn yesterday morning.

The accident happened at Drumjohn at around 10:40 am when a red Ford Fiesta travelling north was in collision with a white delivery van travelling south.

Van driver Scott Kennedy, 46, was taken by ambulance to Ayr Hospital where he died a short time later. 50 year old Antony Sztuka died at the scene. Both men were from Ayrshire.

“We would like to hear from anyone who was in the area of the time of the crash to contact police. We know from witnesses already spoken to that there was a white flat-bed pickup truck - the size of a transit van – on the road at the time of the crash. We are very keen to speak to the driver as he or she may have information that could prove vital to the investigation. Information can be passed to officers at the Road Policing department at Stranraer Police Office via 101.”

– Sergeant Billy McEwan, Road Policing Unit
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