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Severe accident: A74(M) Dumfries And Galloway northbound

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A74(M) Dumfries And Galloway northbound severe accident, after J19 for B725.

A74(M) Dumfries And Galloway - A74(M) in Dumfries and Galloway partially blocked and slow traffic northbound after J19, B725 (Ecclefechan), because of an accident.

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Three die in M74 crashes

Three people died in two separate crashes on the M74 just north of the Scottish border this morning near Ecclefechan.

Just after 21:00 last night a Ford Fiesta heading south crashed, and the 22-year-old male driver died.

Two female passengers, aged 19 and 16, were also taken to the Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary with what police said were serious but not life-threatening injuries.

Crash scene in dark
Antony Charles Analore

The motorway was closed for several hours as police investigated what had happened.

Then soon after 06:00 this morning, as the road was reopened, the 57-year-old driver of a van and his 17-year-old passenger were both killed in a collision with a heavy goods vehicle on the northbound carriageway.

The road has now been reopened again.

Severe accident: A74(M) Dumfries And Galloway northbound

BBC News Travel

A74(M) Dumfries And Galloway northbound severe accident, from J21 for B6357 to J19 for B725.

A74(M) Dumfries And Galloway - A74(M) in Dumfries and Galloway closed and queuing traffic northbound from J21, B6357 (Kirkpatrick Fleming) to J19, B725 (Ecclefechan), because of two accidents.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time