South Scotland

Man, 54, dies after car hits tree near Kirkpatrick Fleming

A 54-year-old man has been killed in a crash in Dumfries and Galloway.

Police said a black BMW left the road and hit a tree on the A74M near Kirkpatrick Fleming just after 22:00 on Wednesday.

The man is from the Blackburn area of Lancashire.

Police said there may have been debris on the road and want to identify a southbound vehicle which may have lost timber from its load between Junctions 19 and 21.

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