Woman travelling in car dies in tractor collision

A 56-year-old woman was pronounced dead at the scene following the collision.

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Witnesses are being sought by police after a fatal crash involving two vehicles.

At around 8.10am on Wednesday, a green John Deere tractor collided with a silver VW Polo on the B9128 between Carnoustie and Forfar.

A 56-year-old woman, a passenger in the car, was pronounced dead at the scene, while the 69-year-old female driver was taken to hospital by emergency services as a precaution.

A 42-year-old man, who was driving the tractor, was not injured in the incident.

The road was closed for several hours, with a collision investigation taking place, before being reopened at around 4pm.

Sergeant Ewan Pearce from Police Scotland’s Road Policing Unit said: “Tragically as a result of this collision a woman has lost her life and our thoughts are with her family and friends at this difficult time.

“We ask anyone who saw the vehicles immediately prior to the collision – specifically the Polo on the B9128 and the tractor on the B9127 – or who witnessed the crash, to come forward and speak with officers.

“The tractor had attached a spraying trailer and we’d ask anyone who may have been recording with dash-cam at the location this morning to check their footage and provide anything relevant to us as soon as possible.”

“Those with information should contact Police Scotland on 101 and quote incident number 0716 of July 28, 2021.