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Man dies following East Lothian road crash

Published 2nd June 2020

Police Scotland can confirm that a 47-year-old man has died following a serious road crash in East Lothian.

The incident happened around 12.45pm on Thursday, 4 June on the A198 near Dirleton and involved a black Ford Fiesta and a silver Audi A4.

The 47-year-old was the driver and sole occupant of the Audi. His next of kin are aware.

The 25-year-old male driver of the Ford was taken to Edinburgh Royal Infirmary for treatment to non-life threatening injuries.

The A198 remains closed between Station Road in Dirleton and North Berwick to allow for an investigation at the scene.

Sergeant Jennifer Forbes of Police Scotland's Road Policing Unit said:

"Our thoughts are with the man's family and friends at this sad time.

"We are carrying out enquiries to establish the full circumstances of this collision and would urge anyone who may have information to come forward.

"This includes anyone who was driving in the area at the time and may have dashcam footage which could help.

"Anyone with information can contact Police Scotland on 101, quoting incident 1444 of 4 June."


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