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Pensioner killed in three-car crash near Abington is named

Margaret Grierson and A702 Image copyright Police handout/ Google
Image caption Margaret Grierson died in the accident on the A702 near Abington

Police have named a 70-year-old driver who died following a crash in South Lanarkshire.

Julia Margaret Grierson, from the Dumfries area, was pronounced dead at the scene on the A702 near Abington on Saturday.

A second motorist - a 25-year-old man - was injured in the collision and is in a critical condition in hospital.

Sgt Scott Sutherland asked witnesses to the accident to contact Police Scotland.

Mrs Grierson, who was known as Margaret, was driving a Kia Rio northbound on the A702 when the accident happened at about 13:30.

Her car was involved in a collision with a Vauxhall Astra, which was overtaking on the southbound lane. The Astra then hit a Volvo C30, which was travelling south.

The driver of the Astra is being treated at the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital in Glasgow, where he is in a critical condition.

The Volvo driver was not hurt.

Sgt Sutherland said: "I would appeal to anyone who was travelling on the A702 near to Abington yesterday afternoon, who may have witnessed the crash or observed any of the vehicles on the road prior to it happening, to please get in touch.

"I would particularly like to speak to any motorists with dashcams who were on the road around the time of the incident, as you may have captured footage that could assist with our inquiries."

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