Husband and wife who died in car crash named

The collision killed an 86-year-old man and an 82-year-old woman.

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A husband and wife who died after a crash in the Borders have been named.

The collision happened on the A7033 between Eddleston and Leadburn on Monday, February 26 just after 3pm and involved a grey Nissan Note and a white Ford Kuga. 

Emergency services attended and the passenger of the Nissan, an 86-year-old man, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police have named him as David Fletcher from Penicuik.

His wife, the driver of the Nissan, was taken to the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh where she died on Tuesday.

She has been named as 82-year-old Margaret Fletcher.

The driver of the Ford, a 40-year-old man, was also taken to the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh for treatment but was later released.

The road was closed while investigations were carried out and reopened at around 9pm on the same day.

Sergeant Barry Sommerville, of Lothians and Borders Road Policing, said: “Our thoughts continue to be with the family and friends of the couple who died and they have asked for privacy at what is a very difficult time for all.

“Our enquiries are ongoing to establish the full circumstances and we are appealing for anyone who has not already spoken to officers to get in touch, particularly if you have dash-cam that could assist.”

Anyone who can help is asked to call Police Scotland on 101, quoting incident number 2064 of Monday, February 26.

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