POLICE in the Scottish Borders are continuing to appeal for the public’s help as part of their investigations into two fatal crashes which took place on Friday November 11 and left three people dead and one in hospital.

The first crash took place around 8.55am on the B6397 near Kelso and involved a grey Kia Venga and a red Mercedes GLE 300.

Emergency services attended and a 72-year-old woman, who had been driving the Kia Venga, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The road was closed in both directions for several hours to facilitate the investigation.

Then just over eight hours later, officers were called to the A697 between Carfraemill and Greenlaw after a red Kia Venga and a blue Kia Sportage were involved in a collision.

Emergency services attended and 79-year-old man, the driver of the Kia Venga and an 85-year-old woman, the passenger of the same vehicle were pronounced dead at the scene.

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

The road was closed for around 7 hours while an investigation was carried out.

Police are keen to speak to anyone who witnessed either collision or saw any of the vehicles on the roads beforehand, to get in touch.

Officers are also urging any motorists with dash-cams to check their footage in case they have captured anything which could be of significance.

“Anyone with information about the B6397 incident is asked to contact police through 101, quoting incident number 0732 of Friday, 11 November, 2022.”

Anyone with any information on the A697 incident is asked to contact 101 quoting incident 2597 of 11 November, 2022.

None of the deceased persons has been named at this time.