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UPDATE: A75 crash victims named

Section:  Annan and Eskdale, Dumfries and West, Lockerbie and Lochmaben, Moffat  | Tags: , ,

A MAN and a woman who died following a crash between two cars in the Newton Stewart area have been named.

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Police say the accident happened around 5.10 pm on Saturday evening when a Suzuki Grand Vitara travelling east and a west-bound Vauxhall Meriva collided on the A75, Gretna to Stranraer road, near to Ardachie, Kirkcowan.

Paul McCleary

The 36-year-old driver of the Suzuki Grand Vitara, Paul McCleary of Race Green Avenue, Newton Stewart died at the scene.

And Elizabeth Walton, aged 77, of McDowall Drive, Stranraer, a passenger in the Vauxhall Meriva, was taken by ambulance to Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary where she died a short time later.

Four people, two men, aged 81 and 72, and a woman aged 70, from the Vauxhall Meriva and a 33-year-old woman from the Suzuki Grand Vitara were injured in the crash.

The 81-year-old driver was taken by helicopter to the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital in Glasgow where he was detained in a ‘serious’  condition.

Meanwhile, the 70-year-old woman remains at Dumfries Infirmary and the 72-year-old man is receiving treatment at Stranraer Community Hospital.  Both are in a ‘stable’ condition.

The woman, who was 33 and sustained minor injuries, was released after overnight treatment at Dumfries Infirmary.

A Police Scotland spokeswoman said “Enquiries into the crash are continuing.  Any witnesses are asked to contact Dumfries Road Policing Unit via 101 quoting incident number 2987/06.”

A report is being prepared for the Procurator Fiscal.

 

 

 

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