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Witness appeal following fatal road crash

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Police are appealing for witnesses following a fatal road crash in south Cumbria.

Frank Rockliffe, who was 85 and from Milnthorpe, was taken by ambulance to the Royal Preston Hospital with serious injuries last week and has since died.

The fatal collision happened at around 5:15pm on Tuesday 13 December on the southbound exit slip road leading from the A590 to Brettargh Holt roundabout.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Cumbria Police's operational support unit on 101 and quote log number 183 of the 13 December.

Police name man killed in Cumbrian road crash

Scene of the crash near the Crossings Inn Credit: ITV Border

Police have named the man killed in a road crash at Roweltown on Saturday.

Alistair Dawson from Brampton, who was 34, died when his Nissan Qashqai collided with a tree on a back road near to The Crossings Inn.

His wife, Rikki, and family, have paid tribute to the ‘family man’:

“Alistair was such a family man who adored his children and his family. He was kind, funny and hard-working. He will be sadly missed by all his family and friends,” she said.

Police are appealing for witnesses to contact them on 101, and ask to speak to PC 2265 Jack Stabler of the Mobile Support Group.


Two killed in head-on Borders road crash

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Two people have been killed in a two-vehicle, head-on crash in the Scottish Borders.

A 67-year-old woman sustained serious injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene when her Volkswagen Polo collided with an Audi A6 on the A7 about a mile north of Stow at 4:35pm yesterday.

The male driver of the Audi and his two female passengers were all taken to the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh for various injuries, where one of the women, aged 95, passed away in the early hours of this morning.

Both other occupants are not believed to have sustained life-threatening injuries.

Police closed the road for around six hours while they conducted their inquiries and are now urging anyone who witnessed the collision to come forward.

“Tragically, this incident has resulted in the death of two women and we are now working to establish exactly what happened.

“I would ask that any motorists who were on the A7 near Stow yesterday and have information that can assist with our investigation contacts police immediately.”

– Sergeant Brian Smith

Those with information can contact Police Scotland on 101 or alternatively, the charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Police identify A75 crash victim

Dr Robert Murphie, 52, died in a crash on the A75 on Saturday Credit: Dumfries and Galloway Police

Police have named the man killed in a crash on the A75 near Carsluith yesterday.

Dr Robert Murphie, 52, from Braehead near Newton Stewart, died when his Ducati motorcycle was involved with a collision with a Land Rover shortly before 12pm.

The driver and passenger of the Land Rover were not injured.

The A75 at Carsluith Village was closed for approximately seven and a half hours, and re-opened at around 7:30pm.

Enquiries in to the crash are ongoing.

Two killed in Dumfries and Galloway death crash named

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The two men killed in a single vehicle collision in Dumfries and Galloway last night have been named.

Police Scotland said 25-year-old William Kirk from High Bishopton, Whithorn, who was the driver of the car, and 18 year old Justin McCaig, from Myrton Crescent, Port William died following the crash on the A747 Road at West Barr, Port William at around 9:20pm yesterday.

They were the only two people in the car and the Procurator Fiscal has been informed.

Police have re-issued their appeal for anyone who may have been on the A747 road in the area of West Barr, Port William, at the time of the collision to get in touch if they saw the black Vauxhall Corsa car or an articulated lorry which was in the vicinity of the crash.

Police at Stranraer can be contacted through 101.

Two killed in Dumfries and Galloway road crash

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Two men have been killed in a one vehicle road crash in Dumfries and Galloway.

At 9:20pm yesterday (Monday) a black coloured Vauxhall Corsa collided with a bridge on the A747 Glenluce to Glasserton Road at West Barr, Port William around 17 miles south of Newton Stewart.

Following the collision an 18-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene and a 25-year-old man was taken to Galloway Community Hospital in Stranraer where he later died.

A full crash scene investigation is currently being undertaken and the road at the scene is closed. Police are seeking witnesses to this crash and want to hear from anyone who may have been on the A747 road at around 9:20pm hours. Witnesses can call police at Stranraer on 101.