Man dies in van crash on A9 at Dunblane

The man died in the crash on the A9 near Dunblane. File photo: TSPL
The man died in the crash on the A9 near Dunblane. File photo: TSPL
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A VAN driver has died in a crash which forced the closure of the A9 for several hours yesterday.

The incident happened during the evening rush-hour yesterday on the southbound carriageway of the A9 at Dunblane.

A 47-year-old man was driving his Ford Transit van when he was in collision with the back of a Volvo flatbed lorry which was queuing in traffic.

Police, fire crews and paramedics were called to the scene where the van driver was pronounced dead.

The road was closed for six-and-a-half hours in both directions.

The crash happened at around 5.45pm, about 600 yards from the Keir roundabout.

Road policing officers are asking anyone with information about what happened to come forward.

Sergeant Alistair MacLean, of Police Scotland’s Forth Valley division, said: “Tragically, this incident has resulted in the van driver’s death and our inquiries are continuing to establish exactly what happened. We are asking for motorists who were on the road and witnessed the collision to come forward immediately.

“Similarly, anyone with any further information relevant to this investigation is also asked to get in touch.”

Anyone with information can call Police on 101.