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Second man dies after car crash in Edinburgh

Sean Allan Image copyright Police Scotland
Image caption Sean Allan, 24, from Loanhead, was pronounced dead after being taken to hospital

A second man has died following a car crash in Edinburgh.

Kyle Thomson, 22, from Peebles, was the front seat passenger in a Hyundai which was involved in a collision with a Subaru Impreza on Old Dalkeith Road at about 23:10 on Friday.

The driver of the Hyundai earlier died after being taken to hospital. He has now been named as Sean Allan, 24, from Loanhead.

A third man is in intensive care at Edinburgh Royal Infirmary.

The road was closed from Cameron Toll to the Post Office at Bridgend following the crash.

In a statement, Mr Allan's partner, Charlene Tweed, said: "Sean was a loving father to his three children Eilidh, Sean and Mason, as well as his step-daughter Sophie, playing a big part in her life for a number of years.

"He was also a wonderful partner and I am utterly destroyed by his death.

"I am struggling to find the words to describe my grief and would ask that our family be left alone to grieve and come to terms with our devastating loss."

Sgt Ross Drummond, of Police Scotland, said: "We are still trying to establish exactly what happened to result in this collision and the tragic death of two young men.

Image caption The crash, involving a Hyundai and a Subaru Impreza, happened on Old Dalkeith Road at about 23:10 on Friday

"As such, I would ask motorists who were on Old Dalkeith Road at around 23:10 on Friday evening and witnessed the collision to contact police immediately.

"In addition, anyone with any further information relevant to our ongoing enquiries is also asked to get in touch."

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