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British Army soldier killed in A74(M) crash

Craig McLaren

Police Scotland have named a man who was killed in the fatal road traffic collision on the A74(M) near to Ecclefechan on Wednesday 1 May 2019.

Police were called at around 9.05pm on Wednesday after a collision occurred on the southbound carriageway involving a Ford Fiesta car.

A Police Scotland spokesman said: “The driver of the car, Craig McLaren, 22, a serving soldier in the British Army from Eastriggs, near Annan was pronounced dead at the scene.

“An 18 year old male passenger was taken to the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital in Glasgow, and two female passengers, aged 16 and 19 years were taken to Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary with what are described as serious, but non-life threatening injuries.

“The road at the scene was closed to allow a full road collision examination to take place.”

Enquiries into the cause of the collision are still ongoing and the Procurator Fiscal has been informed.

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