Highlands & Islands

Man in court over fatal crash on the A9

A French tourist has appeared in court charged with causing the deaths of two biking enthusiasts in a crash in the Highlands on Sunday.

Roland Bayon, 60, is accused of causing the deaths of husband and wife Peter and Jacqueline Corris, from Lancashire, on the A9 near Dalwhinnie.

He appeared in private on petition at Inverness Sheriff Court.

Mr Bayon, from Bourg-de-Peage, made no plea or declaration and was released on bail.

Mr Corris, 54, and his pillion passenger wife, 53, had been enjoying a holiday in the Highlands on the weekend of the Thunder in the Glens gathering in Aviemore, which attracted more than 2,000 Harley Davidson enthusiasts.

Cut free

Their motorbike and a car collided near Drumochter, at about 1045 BST.

The emergency services attended and found Mr and Mrs Corris dead at the scene.

All four of the car's occupants had to be cut free from the vehicle by firefighters.

They were all flown to Raigmore Hospital in Inverness by air ambulance and an RAF Sea King rescue helicopter from RAF Lossiemouth, with two suffering serious injuries

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