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Woman, 74, dies after car collides with tree

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An 74-year-old woman has died after her car collided with a tree in the Scottish Borders.

Police were called on Tuesday morning to the B6350 - a rural road between Coldstream and Kelso.

A silver Vauxhall Meriva car was found on the side of the road and thought to have crashed into a tree.

Emergency services responded to the incident but the driver was pronounced dead at the scene.

After the collision, the road was closed for six hours to be investigated.

"Our thoughts are with the woman's family and friends at this sad time and we have officers providing them with support and assistance.

"I would appeal to any drivers using the B6350 yesterday morning who may have passed the vehicle prior to the collision, or who witnessed what happened, to get in touch with officers as soon as possible."

– Sergeant Fraser Wood of the Roads Policing Unit

Anyone with information should contact 101.