Leswalt woman killed in A75 smash

A Leswalt woman was killed and a Kirkcolm woman remains in hospital following a crash on the A75 near Annan on Saturday morning.

Margaret Deacon, 67, a passenger in a Mercedes Sprinter van, was pronounced dead at the scene. The crash involved the Mercedes van and a white Renault Traffic van.

Another passenger in this van, a 42-year-old woman from Kirkcolm, was taken to Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary with a serious head injury where she is currently being treated.

A full road crash investigation was carried out at the time and the road was closed and diversions put in place.

Sergeant Billy Broatch from the Trunk Road Policing Group of Police Scotland is appealing for anyone who may have been on the road at this time to get in touch through 101 if they have any information which may assist with the investigation.