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MELROSE BYPASS FATAL ROAD CRASH

A man has died and another man seriously injured following a road crash on the A6091, Melrose Bypass today, Wednesday, 1 September, 2021.

Around 9.30 am police received a report of a head on collision involving a silver coloured Vauxhall Vivaro van and a red DAF articulated lorry at approximately one third of a mile from Borders General Hospital.

Emergency services attended and the 42-year-old van driver was pronounced dead at the scene. The 53-year-old lorry driver was taken by ambulance to the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh with serious injuries. A report will be submitted to the Procurator Fiscal.

Sergeant John Lang at the Road Policing East said: “We have spoken to several people already who have witnessed this crash but are still keen to speak to anyone else who witnessed it and have not yet spoken to police. Anyone with information can contact police via telephone number 101 quoting incident number 0736 of 1 September 2021.”