Teenage Driver Dies In Edinburgh After Car Crashes Into Parked Van

4 September 2017, 11:01 | Updated: 4 September 2017, 11:06

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A teenager has been killed after the car he was driving crashed into a parked van.

Police Scotland confirmed the 17-year-old had been pronounced dead at the scene of the incident in Edinburgh while two other males - a 15-year-old and a 21-year-old - were also injured.

The 15-year-old suffered minor injuries and has been discharged from hospital, but the 21-year-old is still being treated for serious injuries at Edinburgh Royal Infirmary.

The crash happened at about 9.25pm on Sunday in the capital's Regent Road when the Ford Fiesta the three males were in collided with a parked Citroen Relay van.

Emergency services were called and the road was closed for about six hours while accident investigation work was carried out.

Sergeant Fraser Wood, from the road policing unit at Fettes police station, said: "Tragically, this incident has resulted in a young man losing his life and our thoughts are with his family at this time.

"We are still working to establish the full circumstances of the collision and anyone who was on Regent Road at the time and witnessed what happened should contact police immediately.

"Similarly, if you have any other information relevant to this inquiry then please get in touch."