Motorcyclist dies on A7 near Stow after collision with van

A motorcylist was killed in a crash on the A7 near Stow on Friday.
A motorcylist was killed in a crash on the A7 near Stow on Friday.

An investigation is under way into a crash on the A7 north of Stow which left a 50-year-old female motorcyclist dead.

The accident, also involving a van, happened at around 1.15pm on Friday, May 31, and that stretch of the Edinburgh-Carlisle road was closed for several hours afterwards.

A Police Scotland spokesperson said: “We received a report of a serious road traffic collision involving a van and a motorbike on the A7 around 1.15pm on Friday, May 31.

“Sadly, the 50-year-old female rider of the motorbike passed away at the scene.

“Her family have been informed. Inquiries are ongoing.”