South Scotland

Twynholm crash man dies in hospital

A man has died in hospital following a crash which closed one of the main routes through Dumfries and Galloway.

The 52-year-old had to be cut free from a car after the accident on the A75 near Twynholm at about 0600 BST.

He was airlifted to Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary for treatment but later died.

Three other people who were travelling in the silver Renault Megane - the only vehicle involved in the crash - were being treated for minor injuries.

Dumfries and Galloway Constabulary said the victim, who was from the area, would not be identified until family members had been informed.

They are still appealing for witnesses to the accident which shut the road for several hours.

Diversions were put in place and drivers were advised to avoid the area.

The A75 was expected to be busier than usual this week with traffic heading to the North West 200 motorbike race in Northern Ireland.

Thousands of bikers travel through south west Scotland on their way to the event.

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