Police appeal for information after man killed in four car crash in Borders

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Police are appealing for witnesses after a fatal road collision involving four cars between Lauder and Greenlaw yesterday afternoon.

A 59-year-old man died in the crash and three others were injured at around 3.30pm on the A697 road at the hamlet of Houndslow.

The man who died was driving a Kia Sorento northbound, when he was in collision with a Vauxhall Combo van, which was travelling southbound. The Kia Sorento then crashed into a Vauxhall Vectra, also travelling southbound.

Police are appealing for witnesses of a vehicle which may not have stopped at the time of the collision.

The driver and the front seat passenger of the Vauxhall Combo van, and the driver of the Vauxhall Vectra were taken to hospital.

The road was closed for seven-and-a-half hours as a result of the crash.

Police Sergeant Brian Jones said: “A man sadly died at the scene and three others were injured.

“An investigation is underway in order to establish the circumstances, and we are keen to trace the driver of a car which may have been at the scene at the time of the collision.

“We are appealing to any witnesses to contact Police Scotland on 101.”