South Scotland

Pensioner killed in A710 road accident

A pensioner has died following a road accident in the south west of Scotland.

The elderly man, who has not been named, died when his silver Mazda crashed near the village of Kippford on the A710 Dumfries to Dalbeattie road.

Police said that only one vehicle was involved in the crash, which happened at about 1330 BST, and that the driver died at the scene.

Dumfries and Galloway Constabulary have appealed for witnesses to the incident to contact them.

They have warned motorists in the area that the road was likely to remain shut for some hours.

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