Man, 34, and woman, 61, die in separate crashes in south of Scotland

Police appealing for information about fatal crashes in the Borders and Dumfries and Galloway at the weekend.

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Two people have died following separate crashes in the south of Scotland at the weekend.

Patricia Kim Common, from Yeovil in Somerset, was killed in a crash on the A698 Kelso to Hawick road and a 34-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene of a crash in Dumfries and Galloway.

Police are appealing for information about both incidents.

The crash near Kelso happened at around 12.50pm on Saturday and involved a white Volkswagen Up! and a black Volvo XC40.

The driver of the Volkswagen, a 61-year-old woman, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of the Volvo, a 44-year-old man, was taken to Borders General Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Sergeant Mark Banner, from Police Scotland’s Road Policing Unit, said: “We are appealing for anyone who was in the area around the time of the crash who saw anything or has dash-cam footage that could assist with our enquiries to please come forward.“

The Lockerbie crash happened on the A709, near to Dryfesdale Cemetery, at around 3.40am on Sunday morning.

The road was closed while officers carried out investigation work and re-opened at around 11.20am.

Sergeant David Kerr said: “Our thoughts are very much with the family of the man who died and we are appealing for information to assist with our enquiries.

“We are asking anyone who may have seen what happened or has dash-cam footage that could help with our investigation to please get in touch.”