Fatal collision near Cornhill on Tweed

12 Oct 2017 14:35 PM

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Police are appealing for witnesses following a fatal two vehicle collision on the A697 near Cornhill on Tweed. 

It occurred at 2.22pm on Wednesday, October 11, at Westfield approximately 1 ½ miles south of the A697/A698 roundabout at Gose Law near Cornhill on Tweed and involved a car and a motorcycle.

The motorcycle was travelling north towards Cornhill when it collided with a Mercedes car travelling south. The motorcycle rider sadly died at the scene.  He has been named as Ian Bell Whillans aged 60, from the Galashiels area.

The road was closed for 3 ½ hours to allow for the casualty to be treated and the crash scene to be examined.

Police are appealing for witnesses to the collision, anyone with information is asked to contact Northumbria Police motor patrols on 101 quoting reference 641 of 11/10/17.