Police name woman who died after being hit by car

A woman who died after she was hit by a car while crossing a road in Dalkeith has been named by police.

Margaret McKenzie, 80, was struck by a light-coloured Suzuki Jimny at the junction of Mayfield Road and Easthouses Road at around 1.40pm on Friday.

Emergency services attended but she died at the scene.

The driver of the vehicle and members of the public also stopped to assist.

Police are urging anyone with information to contact them as they continue their investigation into the incident in Midlothian.

Sergeant Dominic Doyle from Dalkeith’s Road Policing Unit said: “Our thoughts remain with Ms McKenzie’s family and friends and officers will continue to support them at this time.

“A number of members of the public stopped to help emergency services at the scene and we are grateful to them for their assistance.

“We are eager to hear from any driver or pedestrian who may have been on Easthouses or Mayfield Road around the time of the collision and who witnessed what happened to come forward to assist our inquiries.

“Anyone who may have been recording by dash-cam and who could have footage of the incident is asked to provide this to officers as soon as possible.”

The road was closed for around three and a half hours for investigations.

Anyone with information should call Police Scotland on 101 and quote incident number 1970 of March 15, or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 where anonymity can be maintained.

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