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Sean Craughwell, 54, identified as A68 crash victim

Sean's family said they are "devastated" by his death Credit: ITV Border

A man who died in a road collision on the A68 in the Scottish Borders has been identified as Sean Craughwell from Selkirk.

The 54-year-old sustained fatal injuries when his black Fiat collided with another car between Earlston and the Ravenswood roundabout on Monday 19 March.

Sean's family issued the following statement:

Our family are devastated by Sean's death and he will be sorely miss missed.

We request that our privacy is now respected while we grieve at this very difficult time."

– Family statement

A 40-year-old woman, driving a silver Kia, suffered serious injuries to her arm and hand and was taken to Borders General Hospital for treatment.

Inquiries are ongoing and anyone with information is asked to call 101.

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.

£250,000 of roadworks to A68 in Jedburgh

£250,000 of resurfacing works are to be carried out on the A68 in Jedburgh.

The work will be carried out on a 1.4km stretch of road between Bongate and Jedforest rugby ground.

The investment by Transport Scotland will see upgrades made to the road.

Work will being on Sunday, 13 July, with a convoy traffic management system in place between 8pm and 6am each night and from 8am and 5pm each day.

It's hoped the work will be finished by Monday 28 July.

“This section of the A68 is used by around 7,000 vehicles every day and now requires maintenance. These works have been planned to minimise disruption to local residents and businesses.

“Some disruption is expected and we encourage people travelling to check the Traffic Scotland website for the latest travel information. We would like to thank the local community in advance for their patience during these essential works.”

– Ian Stewart, BEAR Scotland


Ten injured in Borders crash

Police are appealing for witnesses after ten people were injured in a multiple-car pile up in the Scottish Borders.

The accident happened at 5.10pm on the A68 near Soutra Hill last night (26th August).

A Honda Civic was travelling north when it was involved in a collision with several other vehicles travelling south.

Five people were taken to the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, including the driver and passenger from the Honda, who suffered serious injuries.

"In the immediate aftermath of the collision a number of motorists stopped to provide assistance to the injured, and I would like to thank them for their help, and for remaining at the scene in order to assist responding officers.

"The road was closed for a number of hours while inquiries took place at the scene, and an investigation into the cause of the collision is ongoing.

"At this time I would appeal to anyone who witnessed the collision, or who thinks they have any relevant information that would assist our inquiries, to contact Police Scotland on 101."

– Sergeant Roger Park, Police Scotland's National Trunk Road Patrol Group

Sixth speed camera sabotaged in Borders

Speed camera Credit: PA

Two speed cameras on the A68 between Huntford and Camptown in the Scottish Borders were the target of vandals over the weekend.

Both cameras were destroyed with a saw, bringing the total number of speed cameras sabotaged with a saw to six.

Lothian and Borders Police are investigating the incident as it is theft, vandalism and attempting to pervert the course of justice.

Superintendent Denise Mulvaney from Lothian and Borders Police, said:

"There appears to be a systemic campaign of violence aimed at safety cameras.

"The method used to attack the cameras is highly dangerous, the people responsible for these actions are putting their own lives at risk as well as the safety of others.

"Anyone who comes into close contact with a camera that has been attacked in this fashion could be electrocuted.

"I'm urging any member of the public who has information they think might relate to any of the crimes aimed at safety cameras to contact the police."

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