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Pensioner killed in A703 crash near Peebles

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Image caption The accident took place on the A703 north of Redscarhead near Peebles

A 70-year-old woman has died after the car she was travelling in was involved in a crash with a van in the Borders.

The accident happened at about 16:40 on Monday on the A703, north of Redscarhead near Peebles.

The woman, who police said was "from the local area", suffered fatal injuries in the crash.

Two other people - a man and a woman - were seriously injured and are being treated in the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh.

The road was closed in both directions while a collision investigation was carried out but reopened to traffic at about midnight.

Police said the victim's relatives had been informed and had asked to be left alone to grieve in private.

Anyone who witnessed the crash has been asked to come forward with information.

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