South Scotland

Man dies after car and lorry crash on A74(M)

A 50-year-old man has died after a crash involving a car and a lorry on the A74(M) in Dumfriesshire.

The victim, from Glasgow, was a passenger in the car which ended up on the embankment near junction 20, Eaglesfield, at 16:00 on Wednesday.

He was cut from the wreckage and airlifted to Queen Elizabeth University Hospital in Glasgow where he died.

The driver of the car, a 39-year-old man from Callander, is being treated at Cumberland Infirmary in Carlisle.

The lorry driver, from Reading, Berkshire, was unhurt in the incident.

Emergency services spent two hours freeing the 50-year-old from the car before a helicopter landed on the road to airlift him to hospital.

Police are investigating the collision and asking for anyone with any information to come forward.

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