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Emma Harkness identified as Thornhill lorry accident victim

Crash scene
Image caption Emma Harkness died after the accident on West Morton Street in Thornhill

Police have identified a 17-year-old girl who died after being hit by an articulated lorry in Dumfries and Galloway.

Emma Harkness, of Penpont, was struck by the vehicle on West Morton Street in Thornhill at about 17:00 on Wednesday.

The teenager was taken to Dumfries Infirmary but died from her injuries.

The A76 Dumfries to Kilmarnock road was closed for several hours while a crash investigation was carried out.

Anyone who witnessed the incident has been asked to contact the police.

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