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Two Killed in Collision Near Leadburn

Police Scotland are appealing for witnesses following a collision which left two dead south of Penicuik.

A stretch of the A6094 between Howgate and Leadburn was closed for around six hours yesterday, Sunday 2 October, after a head on vehicle collision resulted in the death of two passengers.

Emergency services were called to the scene, to the rear of the Leadburn Inn, shortly before 1pm, where a silver Vauxhall Zafira and a red Honda Jazz had collided. A 41-year-old man and a 68-year-old woman travelling in separate vehicles were pronounced dead at the scene. There were no other injuries.

The road was closed in both directions for around six hours to allow collision investigation work to be carried out.

Sergeant Ross Drummond of the Road Policing Unit based in Dalkeith said:

My thoughts and condolences are today with the loved ones of both drivers at this difficult time.

A thorough investigation is now underway into the full circumstances and I wish to take this opportunity to thank the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service, the Scottish Ambulance Service and everyone who assisted in the immediate aftermath of this collision.

There were several members of the public who we understand stopped to help and left the scene before speaking with police. I would encourage them to come forward, even if they didn’t see the collision itself but offered some assistance.

There are no known eyewitnesses to this collision and I urge anyone who was travelling in the area and who saw either the silver Vauxhall Zafira or a red Honda Jazz prior to this incident to contact police immediately if not already done so.

If you were in the area at the time, and can aid the investigation, please call Police Scotland on 101 or anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.