Police name fatal car accident victim


By Oliver Farrimond

POLICE have named the passenger killed in fatal road smash on Sunday morning.

Subramaniyam Thavaselvam, 39, died after the Daewoo Leganza he was in collided with a Ford Fiesta on the A701 south of Tweedsmuir just before 10.30am.

The 41-year-old driver of the Daewoo suffered chest and stomach injuries, and another man in the car was taken the hospital for observation.

The driver of the Fiesta, which was travelling south when it struck the south-bound Daewoo, was uninjured.

Police are appealing for witnesses to come forward with information about the smash which killed Mr Thavaselvam, from Middlesex, and also saw two passengers of the Ford Fiesta treated for injuries, including an 11-year-old boy.

A Lothian and Borders police spokesperson said: “We are appealing for anyone who was in the area at the time, and who may have witnessed the incident to come forward.

“We would also be keen to hear from anyone who may have seen either vehicle just before the incident.”

Anyone with information should contact police on 0131 311 3131 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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