Man and woman killed in horror accident as police launch probe

A man and a woman have died after a horror crash between two cars near Lauder.

Emergency services were called to the scene yesterday afternoon after reports of the crash on the A697 between Carfraemill and Greenlaw in the Borders.

A red Kia Venga was reported to have collided with a blue Kia Sportage at around 4.30pm.

The driver of the Kia Venga, a 79-year-old man, and the passenger, an 85-year-old woman, were both pronounced dead at the scene.

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

The road was closed for around seven hours while police began investigations into the crash.

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