A woman has died and another has been seriously injured after a vehicle collided with them while they were leading their horses along a country lane.

The accident happened on a B-road in Dumfriesshire, south-west Scotland yesterday evening (16 January).

Christina Kelly, 58, was killed as a result of the crash, while a 29-year-old woman — who also lives locally — is being treated in Dumfries Infirmary where her condition is described as serious but stable.

The collision, which involved a blue Isuzu pick-up truck, happened on the B725 between the villages of Clarencefield and Bankend at about 5.10pm.

Both horses were killed.

The road was closed for almost 7hrs for accident investigation work.

Police Scotland is appealing for anyone with information to call them on 101.