South Scotland

Pensioner dies in A75 accident near Gatehouse of Fleet

Fatal crash scene

An elderly man has died in a single-vehicle crash on the A75 in Dumfries and Galloway.

Emergency services were sent to the accident near Gatehouse of Fleet at about 11:50.

Police said a 76-year-old man driving a Renault Scenic died at the scene of the crash.

The road was closed for several hours while collision investigation work continued and a lengthy diversion route put in place.

Drivers were advised to avoid the area if at all possible.

Anyone with information about the crash has been asked to contact police.

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