A1 pedestrian dies

The A1 was closed following a fatal accident near Torness Power Station
The A1 was closed following a fatal accident near Torness Power Station

Police in East Lothian are appealing for witnesses following a fatal road traffic collision on the A1.

The incident happened around 5.45am this morning, Wednesday, December 16, when a silver Volkswagen Golf was involved in a collision with a female pedestrian between Thurston Manor and Torness.

The Scottish Ambulance Service and the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service attended the incident, and the woman was sadly pronounced dead at the scene.

The A1 is currently closed in both directions at Berwick-upon-Tweed and the Dalkeith slip road.

Sergeant Scott Sneddon said: “First of all, our thoughts go out to this woman’s family.

“We’re appealing for anyone who saw a woman in dark clothing walking on the carriageway around the time of the incident to get in touch with us.”

Those with information can contact Police Scotland on 101 or alternatively the charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.