Scots traffic cop was on way to scene of fatal three-vehicle crash before finding out his wife was involved

A SCOTS traffic cop was on his way to the scene of a fatal three-vehicle crash before finding out his wife was involved.

Emergency crews raced to the horror smash between a van and two cars at around 6:50am on Tuesday.

Melissa Delaney, from Dumfries, died following the horror smash on the A75

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Melissa Delaney, from Dumfries, died following the horror smash on the A75Credit: Police Scotland

The incident involved a Peugeot Boxer van, a Nissan Qashqai and a Renault Clio on the A75.

Melissa Delaney, the 41-year-old driver of the Nissan, and the 35-year-old male driver of the Peugeot were both pronounced dead at the scene.

It’s understood Melissa’s husband is a serving traffic cop and was on his way to the scene of the incident before finding out his wife was involved.

The families of both victims are aware.

The 49-year-old male driver of the Renault Clio was not injured.

Tributes flooded in for nurse Melissa, from Dumfries, on social media following the tragedy.

One person wrote: “I have no words. I am simply just devastated and heartbroken that this amazing woman Mel Delaney is no longer with us.

“She was so much fun, so kind and her banter was just the best.

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“The world can be so cruel at times and she was taken far too early.
I’m so privileged to have had some lovely memories with you which I will cherish forever.”

Another put: “I’m so shocked and saddened to hear about the tragic loss of Mel Delaney. You were an absolute role model and an inspirational nurse.”

A third added: “Mel, our hearts are breaking for your lovely family.

“Life is so cruel. I’m going to miss seeing your big smile and hearty laugh.”

The A75, at Annan, was closed for several hours while investigations were carried out.

A probe has been launched to establish the full circumstances and cops are continuing to appeal for witnesses.

Road Policing Inspector Adnan Alam said: “Our thoughts are with the family and friends of the people who died, and all those involved in the collision. We continue to offer them support as our enquiries progress.

“I’d be keen to speak to anyone who saw what happened or anyone with dashcam footage of the A75 around that time, please review your footage and bring anything of significance to our attention.”

Anyone with information should contact 101 quoting reference 0414 of 13 February.

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