South Scotland

Beattock crash claims woman's life

Crash scene
Image caption The road was closed and diversions put in place after the accident

A 46-year-old woman has died in a single-car accident on the A701 road near Beattock in Dumfries and Galloway.

Police reported the incident at Marchbank Woods shortly before 10:00.

The road was closed for a time while investigations were carried out but it has since reopened.

A 20-year-old man who was driving the vehicle was taken to hospital with minor injuries and was expected to be released soon.

The accident involved a white Vauxhall Corsa.

Anyone who witnessed the incident has been asked to contact police.

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