Newbigging accident proves fatal

OFFICERS of Tayside Police are carrying out enquiries after a 79-year-old man died in a one vehicle traffic incident on the Newbigging to Carlungie road on Sunday night.

His car, a silver-coloured Volvo, had been travelling westwards sometime between 10.30 and 11.40 p.m., when it left the road, collided with a fence and came to a rest in a ditch.

Emergency services attended and the elderly driver, who is from the Angus area, was pronounced dead at the scene. No one else was involved and the deceased’s details will not be released until next of kin have been fully informed and a formal identification has taken place.

The road was closed for a time to allow crash investigators to carry out enquiries at the scene and establish the full circumstances around the incident.

Tayside Police would appeal to anyone who has any information, or saw the car in the area, or even witnessed the incident, to call 0300 111 2222.