Fatal accident closes road near Oban

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Police are appealing for witnesses after a woman died in a road crash near Oban this morning (Monday October 15).

At around 7.30am, two cars, a north-bound red Citroen C1 and a VW Tiguan travelling south, collided on the A816, near to Oude Dam.

The driver of the Citroen, a 53-year-old woman, died at the scene. A report will be submitted to the procurator fiscal.

The 26-year-old male driver of the VW Tiguan, was taken by ambulance to hospital in Oban. His injuries are not thought by medical staff to be serious.

Constable Stuart Campbell, from Oban Road Policing Unit, said: ‘Although we have spoken to a number of people who came to assist following the crash, I am keen to hear from the driver of a large dark-coloured 4×4 vehicle in the area just prior to the crash.

‘This vehicle was not involved in the crash or anything like that, it’s just that we believe they may have seen at least one of the cars involved and may have information that could assist our investigation.’

Information can be passed to officers at Oban Police Station via 101. Quote incident number 0547 of October 15 when calling.

The A816, between Kilmelford and Kilninver, remains closed to allow officers to carry out their investigation. Local diversions are in place.