Car Passenger Dies After Lorry Crash

27 July 2017, 13:48

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A 50-year-old man has died in hospital after a road crash involving an articulated lorry in Dumfries and Galloway.

The passenger of a grey Peugeot 307 was taken to Queen Elizabeth University Hospital in Glasgow by air ambulance but later died of his injuries.

The collision - which involved the car with a white Scania articulated lorry - happened just after 4pm on Wednesday on the southbound carriageway of the A74(M) near Eaglesfield.

The 39-year-old Peugeot driver, from Callander, was taken to Cumberland Infirmary in Carlisle. The 59-year-old driver of the articulated lorry, from Reading, was uninjured in the incident.

A spokesman for Police Scotland said: ''Diversions around the collision were put in place for around six hours and a full crash scene investigation has now taken place.''