Teenager killed in horror road smash
POLICE have named a teenager killed in a horror smash in the Borders.
Nineteen-year-old Lisa Anne Laurie, from Innerleithen, was travelling south on the A703 road between Peebles and Edinburgh when she appears to have lost control of her black Renault Clio while negotiating a left hand bend and left the road near the junction with Kingside Farm.
Emergency services rushed to the scene of the single vechicle smash after the alarm was raised on Wednesday around 9.25pm. However, the teenager's injuries proved fatal.
Police are appealing for witnesses who may have been on the road at the time and seen the collision or the vehicle involved to contact them on 0131 311 3131.
Lisa's death was the second of two tragedies to strike Peeblesshire in one day.
Earlier on Wednesday, around 1.25pm, a woman was killed and a man taken to hospital after a two-vehicle crash on the A701, between the Crook Inn and Tweedsmuir.
Murielle Joanisse Vaillani, 57, from Quebec, died in a two-vehicle collision involving a Dodge Caliber and a Peugeot 5008 on the A701 between the Crook Inn and Tweedsmuir.
Ms Vaillani was a passenger in the Peugeot. Her husband, who was driving the car, was taken to Edinburgh Royal Infirmary suffering from shock.
The driver of the Dodge Caliber, a 39-year-old man, was taken to the same hospital suffering numerous fractures and other injuries. He is currently in a stable condition.
The road was closed for five hours while investigations were carried out at the scene.
A Lothian and Borders Police spokesman said: "We are appealing for any witnesses to the collision, and in particular we want to speak to two female motorcyclists who stopped to assist at the scene until emergency services arrived.
"Both motorcycles had foreign plates, and we are appealing to both women to get in touch with police so that they can assist our inquiries. Likewise we want anyone who has any information regarding their movements after they left the scene to contact us.
"Anyone else who witnessed the collision, or who noticed the two vehicles travelling on the A701 before it happened, should contact police immediately."
Anyone with information should contact Lothian and Borders Police on 0131 311 3131.
This article appeared in Border Telegraph 31 May 12
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