79-year-old man dies after three-vehicle crash on A92

Serious road accident involving three vehicles on A92, Arbroath to Montrose Road, near Maryton Junction

Serious road accident involving three vehicles on A92, Arbroath to Montrose Road, near Maryton Junction

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A man in his 70s has been killed in a crash involving three vehicles on the A92 today.

The 79-year-old driver of a red Volkswagen Golf car died at the scene after the accident on the Arbroath side of the A934/A92 junction at Rossie Braes at 12 noon today.

The 47-year-old woman driver of a blue Mercedes Sprinter Van sustained serious injuries and the front male passenger suffered minor injuries.

The 50-year-old male driver of a Ford Ranger pick-up also suffered minor injuries in the collision and all were taken to Ninewells Hospital by ambulance for treatment.

The road is closed and motorists are being diverted down the A934 Montrose to Forfar road on the Montrose side and at Braehead on the Arbroath side of the road.

The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service confirmed one person had to be cut free from one of the vehicles.

There was a major emergency services response, including police cars, ambulances and four fire engines and a specialist rescue vehicle.

A Tayside Division spokesperson said: “Police Scotland can confirm that a 79-year-old man, involved in a three vehicle road traffic collision at about 12pm this afternoon, on the A92 Arbroath to Montrose road, sadly succumbed to his injuries as a result of the collision and died at the scene.

“The road is currently still closed, however it is expected to re-open later this evening.

“A report on the circumstances of the incident will be submitted to the Procurator Fiscal in due course.”

Police are urging anyone who was in the area before or at the time of the collision or who has any information that could assist officers with their inquiries to contact them on 101.