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Woman killed in Kelso crash named

A woman who died in a road crash near Kelso on June 17th has been named as Michelle Bennett.

Police Scotland confirmed the 47-year-old, from Berwick-Upon-Tweed, died after the Suzuki Ignis she was travelling in overturned on the B6350 near Redden Farm.

A female passenger was air lifted to hospital in Edinburgh, and remains in a serious but stable condition.

A further two passengers, and the female driver of the car, were taken to Borders General Hospital, however their injuries are not thought to be life threatening.

Officers are asking any witnesses to get in touch by calling Police Scotland on 101.


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One dead and one seriously injured after Borders crash

Police in the Scottish Borders are appealing for witnesses after a fatal road traffic collision in which a car lost control on a bend before flipping over and colliding with a fence.

The accident, which took place on the B6350 near Redden Farm at around 4.15pm on Friday, June 17, involved a silver Suzuki Ignis.

A 47-year-old woman, who was sitting in the rear of the vehicle, was pronounced dead at the scene. Another female passenger was taken by air ambulance to the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh for treatment where she remains in a serious but stable condition.

The female driver and a further two passengers, a man and a woman, were taken to the Borders General Hospital, however their injuries are not thought to be life threatening.

There were no other vehicles involved in this incident.

The road was closed for around six-and-a-half hours to allow a full collision investigation to be carried out.

Police are today urging anyone who saw the vehicle or the collision to come forward immediately.

Sergeant Andy Gibb of the Road Policing Unit based in Dalkeith said: "This is an extremely tragic incident and our thoughts are today with the family of the woman who sadly passed away.

"Our enquiries into this collision are ongoing as we look to establish the full set of circumstances.

"I would urge anyone who was travelling in the area and who remembers seeing the vehicle prior to the collision to please contact police on 101 if not already done."

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