South Scotland

Woman killed in Parkgate lorry crash

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Image caption The crash happened on the A701 road near to Parkgate village

A woman has been killed in a crash involving a car and a lorry on the A701 near to Parkgate village in Dumfries and Galloway.

The accident happened at about 19:40 on Thursday.

A Ford Focus, being driven by a 32-year-old woman, was in collision with a Scania heavy goods vehicle.

A police statement said the woman had been pronounced dead at the scene. The 43-year-old driver of the HGV was uninjured in the incident.

The road was closed until 04:00.

A number of witnesses who stopped at the scene have still to be traced and they have been asked to get in touch with police.

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