A WOMAN has died in a crash on the A75 near Annan, Dumfries and Galloway.

The incident, which occurred at Nutberry at 4.20pm yesterday, involved a grey Volkswagen Golf and a white Nissan Qashqai.

The driver of the Nissan, a 55-year-old woman, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The 52-year-old male driver of the Volkswagen was taken to hospital by air ambulance with serious injuries.

The road was closed for around eight hours, and reopened at 12.20am this morning.

Sergeant Lloyd Caven, of Dumfries and Galloway Road Policing Unit, said: "Our thoughts go out to the family and friends of those involved with this tragic incident.

"Our inquiries are ongoing into the exact circumstances surrounding the crash and we would ask that if anyone was in the area at the time of the incident that they contact officers.

"I would also ask that if anyone has any possible dashcam footage of the area to get in touch with police.

"Anyone with information can contact police on 101 quoting incident number 2196 of August 5."