Two killed in A68 crash close to Scottish border

Two people were killed in a collision on the A68 close to the Carter Bar on Wednesday evening.

A third person was airlifted to Newcastle’s Royal Victoria Infirmary with serious but not life-threatening injuries following the crash near Byrness, Northumberland.

The road was closed from 7.40pm on Wednesday until 2am on Thursday for crash investigation work to be carried out.

The two killed were travelling in the same vehicle and were pronounced dead at the scene.

Fire crews from Jedburgh attended the collision.