Man killed and woman seriously injured in two-vehicle crash

Driver of Seat Ibiza pronounced dead at scene and 57-year-old woman taken to hospital for treatment.

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A 30-year-old man has been killed in a two-vehicle crash in the Scottish Borders.

The incident, which involved a Mini and a Seat Ibiza, happened on the A6091 in Melrose at around 8.35am on Tuesday morning.

The driver of the Seat was pronounced dead at the scene, while the 57-year-old driver of the Mini was taken by air ambulance to the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh for treatment.

Hospital staff describe her condition as serious. 

Sergeant Kosmas Papakyriakou, of Police Scotland’s Road Policing Unit, said: “Our thoughts are with the family and friends of the man who has died. 

“Enquiries are ongoing to establish the exact circumstances surrounding this crash and I would appeal to anyone who witnessed this crash or who has any information that may assist our ongoing investigation.  

“We are particularly keen to speak to the driver of a red van who was in the area around the time of the incident. 

“I would also appeal to anyone driving on the road around the time of the crash who has dash-cam footage to contact us. Information can be passed through 101 quoting reference number 0603 of 1 February.”