South Scotland

A75 crash at Palnure: Creetown woman identified as victim

A75 Palnure Image copyright Google
Image caption The crash happened on the A75 on Wednesday afternoon

Police have identified a woman who was killed in a crash involving a car and a lorry in Dumfries and Galloway.

Margaret McClelland, 57, of Creetown, who was driving a silver Toyota Aygo, died at the scene of the accident.

The incident happened on the A75 at about 14:40 on Wednesday at Palnure, east of Newton Stewart.

A 54-year-old man from Garlieston, who was at the wheel of the lorry, was unhurt. His 18-year-old female passenger needed hospital checks.

Police said inquiries into the cause of the collision were ongoing and the procurator fiscal had been informed.

They have appealed for any witnesses to come forward.

The road at the scene was closed for more than eight hours to allow accident investigations to take place.