A WOMAN has died following a crash in the Borders last month, police have announced.

The 43-year-old was taken to the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh for treatment following the collision which happened on the Melrose Bypass (A6091) on Saturday, January 30.

Police have now confirmed she has died as a result of her injuries.

The second driver, a 61-year-old man, remains in hospital. Police say he has life-changing injuries, but they are not life-threatening.

Officers are now appealing for anyone with information regarding the crash to come forward.

The incident happened near the Newstead junction at around 7.50am.

Inspector Andy Gibb, from the Dalkeith Road Policing Unit, said: “Our thoughts are very much with the family of the deceased at this tragic time.

“Officers have been carrying out enquiries into the circumstances of the crash since it took place and we are asking for the public’s assistance.

“Any witnesses or dashcam footage could prove vital to our investigation. Please contact police on 101, quoting incident 0895 of January 30.”