South Scotland

Teenager hit by car on Dumfries to Lockerbie road named

A teenager who died in hospital after being struck a car in the early hours of Sunday morning has been named.

Andrew Jardine, who was 19 and from Dumfries, was hit by the vehicle on the A709 Dumfries to Lockerbie road.

The collision happened at about 05:30 near the entrance to the Lochar Moss recycling site.

Police said Mr Jardine was taken to Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary but was pronounced dead a short time later.

Officers have appealed for witnesses to the collision, or anyone who may have seen a pedestrian walking in the area, to come forward.

They are also trying to trace Mr Jardine's movements and want to speak to anyone he had been with on Saturday night.

The driver of the blue Mercedes car was uninjured and stopped to help the teenager.

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