Police appeal for witnesses to fatal car crash near Peebles

An 87-year-old man died after a car crash on the A72 almost four miles east of Peebles.
An 87-year-old man died after a car crash on the A72 almost four miles east of Peebles.

Police are appealing for witnesses to a car crash near Peebles yesterday, June 4, which left an 87-year-old man dead and two other men hospitalised.

The collision took place about 11.10am on the A72 Peebles-Innerleithen road, almost four miles east of Peebles town centre, near the turn-off for Cardrona.

The two cars involved were a red Vauxhall Meriva and a silver Honda CR-V.

The other men taken to hospital afterwards were aged 71 and 42.

The 87-year-old man was also rushed to hospital, but medics were unable to save his life.

The names of those injured have not yet been released by the police.

Sergeant Neil Inglis, of Police Scotland’s road policing unit at Galashiels, said: “We are keen to speak to anyone who witnessed the collision or who stopped to assist and has yet to come forward.”

Anyone with any information can contact officers on 101.