Tayside and Central Scotland

Man dies following collision on A93 near Meikleour

A man has died following a six-vehicle collision on the A93 between Perth and Blairgowrie.

The incident happened on the A93 Beech Hedge, south of Meikleour at about 07:40.

Police, two fire appliances and a medical trauma team attended the scene of the crash.

A Scottish Fire and Rescue Service spokeswoman said: "We extricated a person from the vehicle and there was one other casualty.

"A helicopter ambulance was requested but because of the fog over Dundee, could not be mobilised."

A Tayside Division spokeswoman said: "Police Scotland can confirm that a man has died following a road traffic collision on the A93 Beech Hedge, South of Meikleour this morning.

"The incident happened at 7.40am and involved six vehicles."

The road was closed until 12:30 while officers carried out an investigation.

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