Muasdale car crash

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A fatal accident closed the A83 south of Muasdale, for about three hours, on Tuesday.

Police officers travelling to a reported fallen tree, north of Tayinloan, discovered a car off the road in a field.

Officers, who arrived at 3.10pm, found that the 90-year-old man driving a silver Skoda Karoq had died.

The Courier understands that the cause of death was medical rather than as a result of a collision or bad weather, but police could not confirm that at this stage.

The road reopened at about 6pm but was closed again at 9pm when the recovery vehicle sent to retrieve the car broke down.

It re-opened a couple of hours later when a second recovery vehicle arrived.

Police Scotland is appealing for information and it is believed that the vehicle may have been in the field for a number of hours.

Sergeant Kevin Craig from Argyll and West Dunbartonshire Road Policing said: ‘I am appealing for anyone who may have seen the silver Skoda Karoq travelling south on the A83, or leaving the road into the field, to please get in touch.

‘Anyone with information can contact Argyll and West Dunbartonshire Road Policing via 101, quoting incident number 2164 of Tuesday November 27 2018.’