Willowbrae Road: Man dies in fatal crash in Edinburgh

Police confirm Mercedes van driver died at the scene following early evening crash.

Wednesday, 15th July 2020, 8:23 am
Updated Wednesday, 15th July 2020, 8:45 am

A 63-year-old man has been killed in a road crash at Willowbrae Road in Edinburgh.

Emergency services were called to the scene at 5:40pm on Tuesday (July 14), and the driver of a Mercedes van was pronounced dead a short time later.

Police closed the road between Ulster Crescent and Northfield Crescent for around four hours to carry out an investigation.

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A man has died following a crash at Willowbrae Road in Edinburgh.
A man has died following a crash at Willowbrae Road in Edinburgh.

A Police Scotland spokesperson said: “Police Scotland was made aware of a road crash involving a Mercedes van at Willowbrae Road in Edinburgh around 5.40pm on Tuesday, 14 July.

“The 63-year-old male driver of the van was pronounced dead at the scene a short time later.

“His next of kin are aware.

"No other vehicles were involved in the incident and a report will be submitted to the Procurator Fiscal in due course.

“The road was closed for around four hours to allow for an investigation to take place at the scene.”

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