Tayside and Central Scotland

Driver dies in oil tanker collision at Crook of Devon

The driver of an oil tanker has died after a collision with a van in Perth and Kinross.

The crash happened at about 16:30 on the A977 at Crook of Devon.

Tayside Police said that, due to a large spillage of fuel from the oil tanker, a 200m exclusion zone had been put in place.

Local residents have been moved out of the area to Loch Leven Community Centre. The road was closed with diversions in place via the B9097.

Police said the Mercedes Sprinter van, travelling east, collided with a westbound oil tanker on the A977 at its junction with the unclassified road from the A91.

The tanker's trailer ended up on its side and the cab broke free and ended up in a field.

The driver died at the scene.

The van driver was taken to Queen Margaret Hospital in Dunfermline with minor injuries.

The road closure and exclusion zone were expected to remain in place overnight.

Police urged any witnesses to come forward.

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