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Friday, 22 August 2014

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Two dead in A68 crash

POLICE are investigating after two people were killed in a crash on the A68 near Byrness.

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Officers were called at around 7.40pm on Wednesday night after a Citroen and a BMW collided near Catcleugh Reservoir.
Both occupants of the Citroen, a man and a woman, were pronounced dead at the scene while the male driver of the BMW was airlifted to hospital with serious but non life-threatening injuries.
The road was closed in both directions at the junction with the A696, just north of Otterburn, up to Carter Bar.
Police in Scotland assisted with the road closure across the border, which remained in place until around midnight.
Investigations are underway to establish the full circumstances surrounding the crash.
Anyone with information is being asked to contact police on 101 ext 69191.

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