South Scotland

Two killed in single-vehicle crash near Dumfries

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Image caption The accident happened near Tower Wood outside Dumfries on Sunday night

Two people have been killed in a single-vehicle crash in the south of Scotland.

The accident happened on the A711 near Tower Wood, outside Dumfries, at about 22:00 on Sunday.

The collision involved a black Vauxhall Astra. Police said that as a result of the crash both occupants of the vehicle had died at the scene.

The road was closed to allow for accident investigations and reopened shortly before 05:00.

PC Rebecca Wylie said: "We are carrying out a full crash investigation into this collision and would ask that anyone who may have witnessed it to get in touch with us at Dumfries on the 101 number.

"We are particularly keen to speak with the occupants of an estate car that we believe may have stopped at the scene shortly after the crash."

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