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Man dead in A7 house crash

By Newsdesk
Man dead in A7 house crash

AN HGV driver died after his lorry crashed into a house at the side of the A7 near Canonbie on Wednesday afternoon.

Emergency services from both Cumbria and Dumfries and Galloway rushed to the collision at Scotsdyke, on the border, at 4.12 pm.

Police say it’s believed that only one vehicle was involved, a milk tanker, and they confirmed the male driver, in his 40s, died at the scene. He has not yet been named.

Witnesses reported that the lorry had been travelling south bound and went off the road, ending up embedded in a house on the side of the road, not far from the Marchbank Hotel, see photo.

The A7 was blocked as a result and was closed until 5 am yesterday morning while recovery and investigations took place.

The affected property was yesterday barricaded off but the extensive structural damage could be clearly seen from the roadway.

A Cumbria Police spokesperson said: “At this time, it is believed no other vehicles were involved in the incident. Officers are keen to hear from anyone who witnessed what happened or the moments immediately before or after.”

They can be contacted via quoting incident number 182 of 22 May 2024, or phone 101.

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