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Man dies following fatal road crash on A74 in Dumfries & Galloway

A full crash scene investigation has now taken place Credit: Solway Press Services

A man has died after the car he was in was involved in a collision with a lorry on the A74(M), south of junction 20, near Eaglesfield in Dumfries and Galloway.

The crash happened around 4.07pm on Wednesday 26 July.

The 50-year-old male passenger was flown to Queen Elizabeth University Hospital in Glasgow, where he later died.

The 39-year-old man, from Callander, who was driving the grey Peugeot 307, was injured and taken to Cumberland Infirmary in Carlisle, where he currently remains.

The 59-year-old driver of the white Scania lorry, from Reading, was not injured.

Diversions around the collision were put in place for around six hours and a full crash scene investigation has now taken place.


Driver who died in A7 lorry crash near Longtown named

The HGV crossed over the A7 road near Camelot Holiday Park Credit: ITV Border

The man who died after the heavy goods vehicle he was driving crashed off the A7 near Longtown has been named as Ian Ewart, from Langholm, Dumfries and Galloway.

Police believe the lorry crashed after the 48-year-old had a medical episode at the wheel of the HGV around 6pm on Monday 17 July.

He was unresponsive when found and died after being taken to the Cumberland Infirmary in Carlisle.

Police are appealing for witnesses to get in touch by calling 101.

Three-vehicle road crash on M6 causes traffic delays

The scene of the crash on the M6 Credit: ITV Border

There are traffic delays on the M6 following a three-vehicle road traffic collision on the southbound carriageway near Penrith.

Police were called to the scene just before 1pm today, Friday 21 July. The air ambulance service had to be called.

More details to follow.

  • UPDATE: One woman has been air lifted to the James Cook hospital in Middlesbrough. She is described as being in a stable condition.
The scene of the crash on the M6 Credit: ITV Border

Survivors of A595 road crash 'stable' in hospital

The crash happened near Bootle, Cumbria Credit: ITV Border

The two survivors of a fatal road crash that happened on the A595 near Bootle on Friday 14 July, are now in a stable condition in hospital.

The 18-year-old female passenger was travelling in the back seat of a Toyota Yaris car when it collided with a Ford Transit van. She was flown by air ambulance to Preston Royal Hospital.

The 51-year-old male driver of the Ford Transit was flown by air ambulance to Aintree Hospital, Liverpool.

The 18-year-olds who were driving the Toyota Yaris and travelling in the front seat, were pronounced dead at the scene of the crash.


Road block caused by collision in Windermere

The collision happened at the junction of Elleray road and Ambleside road Credit: Google maps

The junction of Elleray road and Ambleside road in Windermere has been blocked as police deal with a crash that happened earlier.

Police were called to the area at 10:47am when two cars collided.

Emergency services are currently at the scene. Police are advising motorists to avoid the area.

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Police release names of D&G fatal road crash victims

Paul McCleary Credit: Police Scotland

Police Scotland have released the names of the man and woman who died in a road crash in on the A75 Newton Stewart. They are:

  • 36-year-old Paul McCleary of Race Green Avenue, Newton Stewart. Mr McCleary was the driver of the Suzuki Grand Vitara
  • 77-year-old Elizabeth Walton from McDowall Drive, Stranraer. She was a rear seat passenger in the Vauxhall Meriva.

Both families are aware.

Two men aged 72 and 81, and a 70-year-old woman remain in local hospitals for treatment. They are still described as stable by medical staff.

Police say investigations into the road crash are continuing.

Dumfries police appeal for dashcam footage of road crash that left two people dead

Police Scotland are appealing for any information Credit: ITV Border

Police Scotland are appealing for any information or dash-cam footage following a road crash in Dumfries that killed two people on Sunday, 23rd April.

A black Vauxhall Astra was captured travelling eastbound on the A711 near to Tower Wood, Dumfries, around 9.50pm.

Police say they are making extensive enquiries to find out exactly what happened.

A full investigation is underway and we have spoken to a number of people as part of our enquiries. We previously appealed for the occupants of an estate car to come forward and I would like to thank the occupants of this car for contacting us.

However, I am keen to speak to all members of the public who were on the A711 that night, whatever their direction of travel. Were you on the road prior to the incident taking place, perhaps you saw the black Vauxhall Astra travelling eastbound? Any information can be significant in an investigation and it’s important we gather as much detail as possible so we can establish the full circumstances of what occurred.

– Sergeant Paul Dodds

Anyone with more information is urged to contact the Road Policing Officers at Dumfries Police Station by calling 101.

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