South Scotland

Carlisle teenager identified as A7 crash victim

Harry Blowing Image copyright Police Scotland

Police have identified a teenager who died following a crash on the A7 north of Langholm on Monday evening.

Harry Blowing, 18, from Carlisle, was at the wheel of a black BMW which struck a bridge parapet.

He was freed from the wreckage by firefighters and transferred by helicopter to Dumfries Infirmary where he later died.

Police Scotland said its investigation into the cause of the crash was ongoing.

Sgt Leigh McCulloch said: "We are appealing for anyone who may have witnessed this crash to come forward and speak to us and likewise would want to speak to anyone who may have seen the black BMW driving south prior to the collision.

"Callers can speak to a police officer at Lockerbie trunk roads policing unit through the 101 number."

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