Woman and man killed in horror two car crash as police launch investigation


An elderly man and woman have died and another person left injured after a horror crash.

Police swarmed the scene after the crash on the A697 near Lauder in the Scottish borders at around 4.30pm yesterday.

A red Kia Venga and a blue Kia Sportage were involved in the collision between Greenlaw and Carfraemill.

A 79-year-old man, who was driving the Kia Venga, along with his 85-year-old female passenger, were pronounced dead at the scene.

The female driver of the Kia Sportage was rushed to Edinburgh Royal Infirmary for treatment.

The road was closed for around seven hours as an investigation took place.

Road policing sergeant Kosmas Papakyriakou said: “Our thoughts remain with the family and friends of those involved in this incident.

“Our inquiries are ongoing to establish what happened and we are appealing for anyone who was on the A697 around this time and who witnessed the crash or either vehicle on the road beforehand to contact us.

“I would also ask drivers with dashcam footage who were in the area to contact us if they believe they can assist.”

Anyone with any information has been urged to contact 101 quoting incident 2597 of November 11.