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One driver killed and one injured in two-car crash in Midlothian

A woman has been killed and another driver injured in a two-car crash in Midlothian.

The collision between the 46-year-old woman's Ford Fiesta and a Land Rover happened at 16:30 on the A68 south of Dalkeith.

The 62-year-old driver of the Land Rover was taken to Edinburgh Royal Infirmary, where he remains in a serious condition.

The road has been closed from the Cousland junction to north of Pathhead.

Local diversions are in place and police said the road would remain closed for some time while collision investigations were carried out.

Sgt Neil Inglis, of the Road Policing Unit, said: "Tragically, this collision has resulted in a woman losing her life and a man being seriously injured.

"We're working to establish the circumstances surrounding this and anyone who may be able to help is urged to get in touch as soon as possible.

"If you witnessed this collision, or saw either car beforehand, please contact Police Scotland."

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