Fatal car crash claims two lives


By Andrea McCallum

TWO elderly women have died after their car crashed into a tree at the weekend.

Police and fire crews rushed to the B6369 Haddington to Gifford road in East Lothian at 5.36pm on Saturday after receiving news of the accident.

Paramedics fought to save one of the women but both were pronounced dead at the scene.

A third 51-year-old woman – who was also in the silver Vauxhall Corsa – was taken to Edinburgh Royal Infirmary.

Two doctors and a nurse stopped to help at the collision site.

A Lothian and Borders Police spokesperson said: “We have instigated a full accident investigation and are appealing for any witnesses to make contact.”

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