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Family tribute to Earlston woman Jennifer Thomson killed on A7

The family of a woman killed in a crash on the A7 in the Borders have said she will be "sadly missed".

Jennifer Thomson, 69, of Earlston, died in a collision on the road south of Selkirk at about 16:55 on Thursday.

Her family issued a statement via Police Scotland paying tribute to the retired teacher.

Witnesses are still being sought to the crash which closed the road for about five and a half hours.

The family statement said: "Jennifer, although having been retired from teaching for several years, still played an active role in community affairs.

"She continued with supply work, the Red Cross and provided make-up for several border operatic societies.

"She will be sadly missed by family and friends."

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Mrs Thomson was driving a Seat Ibiza travelling north when it was involved in a collision with a Nissan Qashqai heading in the opposite direction.

She died at the scene while the 51-year-old female driver of the other vehicle was taken to the Borders General Hospital with injuries which are not thought to be life-threatening.

Insp Andrew Amour said: "I would appeal to anyone who may have been in the area at the time and may have witnessed what happened to come forward.

"Similarly, if anyone has information relevant to this investigation then they are also asked to contact police immediately."

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