82-year-old man killed in accident outside Forfar

AN 82-year-old local man has been killed in an accident on the outskirts of Forfar.

Police were called to a serious collision involving a Mercedes car and a Volvo lorry on a minor road leading from Hillend to Dunnichen near Kirkbuddo just after 3.30 pm this afternoon (Wednesday).

Members of the emergency services including Tayside Police, Tayside Fire and Rescue and the ambulance service all attended.

The road is closed whilst emergency services and crash investigators work at the scene.

Unfortunately the 82-year-old male driver of the Mercedes motor car succumbed to his injuries and died at the scene.

Both vehicles have been removed for examination.

The lorry driver has provided a negative breath test.

The road remains closed as the matter is still under investigation.

If anyone was in the area at the time and has seen the accident they should contact Tayside Police on telephone 0300 111 2222.