A MAN has died following a crash on the B7007 Innerleithen Road.

The incident happened at around 3.30pm on Friday (September 3), between Borthwick and Dewar.

Police say a 52-year-old driver of a Seat Ibiza died following the collision, which involved a car and a Scania Tipper HGV.

His next of kin have made aware but formal identification is yet to take place.

Sergeant Jennifer Forbes from the Road Policing Unit said: “Our thoughts are with the family and friends of the man who died.

“An investigation is under way to establish the full circumstances of the crash and the road was closed for approximately six hours to allow collision investigators to examine the scene. Diversions were put in place.

“I would appeal to any motorists who were in the area around the time of the crash to contact us, did you see the black Seat Ibiza immediately prior to the collision, and did you pass it on the road? 

“In particular we would ask anyone with dash cam to check their footage as they could have captured an image which could assist us.”

Anyone with information is asked to call Police Scotland on 101, quoting incident number 2048 of September 3, 2021.