Highlands & Islands

Two motorcyclists killed in crash on A9

Scene of the crash
Image caption The road was closed for several hours for accident investigations to take place

A man and woman have been killed and several people have been left injured in a crash on the A9 in the Highlands.

Northern Constabulary said the collision involving a car and motorcycle happened at about 1048 BST three miles south of Dalwhinnie.

The man and woman on the bike died at the scene. Four people had to be cut free from the car.

They were taken to Raigmore Hospital in Inverness. Two were said to be suffering from serious injuries.

The road was closed while accident investigations took place but has now reopened.

The crash comes on the same weekend as the annual Harley Davidson rally Thunder in the Glens, which is based at Aviemore.

It is not known if the two dead had been attending the event.

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