77 Year Old Man Dies In Road Crash On The A74(M)

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Police Scotland is appealing for information following a fatal road crash on the A74(M) southbound at Ecclefechan yesterday.

Around 2.20pm on Saturday, 18 December, 2021, officers were called to a single vehicle crash involving a BMW X3 vehicle, Emergency services attended however a 77-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene.

The road was closed for 10 hours whilst enquiries were carried out.

Inspector Andrew Thomson, Road Policing Division, said:

Our thoughts are with the family of man who has tragically lost his life. Our enquiries are at an early stage and it is vital that we establish exactly what caused this collision. I would appeal to anyone who driving on this stretch of road and who witnessed the collision to contact us.
I would be keen to hear from drivers who have dash-cam footage but I am particularly keen to speak with the driver of a white luton style box van which was observed in the area at the time.
Anyone with any information should contact Police via 101, quoting incident number 1992 of Saturday, 18 December, 2021.

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