Family pay tribute to retired teacher killed in road collision


The family of a woman killed in a serious road collision in the Scottish Border have paid tribute to her.


Jennifer Thomson, aged 69 and from Earlston, died in a collision yesterday at 4.55pm on the A7, approximately three quarters of a mile south of Selkirk.


Her family issued this statement through Police Scotland:


“Jennifer, although having been retired from teaching for several years, still played an active role in community affairs. She continued with supply work, the Red Cross and provided make-up for several border operatic societies. She will be sadly missed by family and friends.”


Road Policing Officers closed the road for around five and a half hours while they conducted their investigation and are now urging anyone who can assist with their ongoing enquiry to come forward.


Inspector Andrew Amour said: “I would appeal to anyone who may have been in the area at the material time and may have witnessed what happened to come forward.


“Similarly, if anyone has information relevant to this investigation then they are also asked to contact police immediately.”