South Scotland

Man dies in three-vehicle crash in Dumfries and Galloway

Creetown crash Image copyright Bob Geddes
Image caption The crash, on the A75, involved two cars and a truck

A man has died after two cars collided with a lorry in Dumfries and Galloway.

He was driving a Ford Ranger pickup, towing a trailer with 12 dogs inside, when the crash happened on the A75 near Castle Cary holiday park at Creetown.

A 43-year-old woman driving a silver Suzuki Swift was hurt in the collision with a Scania lorry at about 02:45 on Saturday morning.

She was airlifted to the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital in Glasgow with serious back injuries.

Two of the dogs died and two injured animals were taken to a Scottish SPCA centre where they are receiving veterinary treatment.

A 14-year-old female passenger in the Suzuki was uninjured, as was the driver of the lorry.

The man driving the pickup has yet to be identified.

Police are appealing for witnesses or anyone with related dashcam footage to get in touch.

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