A woman horse rider has died and another was seriously injured in a road crash.

It is understood the women were walking their horses along the B725 road in Dumfries and Galloway when they were in a collision with a vehicle.

Police have appealed for witnesses following the accident which occurred between Clarencefield and Bankend at around 5.15pm.

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Officers have yet to release the identity of the woman who died. It is believed she lived locally.