South Scotland

Woman dies after car overturns in crash near Kelso

A 47-year-old woman was killed and four others injured when a car lost control on a bend and overturned before hitting a fence in the Scottish Borders.

The victim was sitting in the rear of a Suzuki Ignis when the incident occurred on the B6350 close to Redden Farm, near Kelso, at about 16:15 on Friday.

The woman, who has not been named, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Another female passenger was taken by air ambulance to the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh for treatment.

Her condition was described as "serious but stable".

The female driver and another two passengers - a man and a woman - were taken to Borders General Hospital. Their injuries were not thought to be life-threatening.

No other vehicles were involved in the incident.

The road was closed for about six-and-a-half hours to allow an investigation to be carried out.

Police are urging anyone who saw the silver vehicle or the collision to come forward.

Sgt Andy Gibb, from the Road Policing Unit based in Dalkeith, said: "This is an extremely tragic incident and our thoughts are today with the family of the woman who sadly passed away.

"Our inquiries into this collision are ongoing as we look to establish the full set of circumstances."

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