Highlands & Islands

Motorist dies after crash on A9

A motorist has died after being involved in a two-vehicle accident in Sutherland.

The collision happened on the Inverness to Thurso stretch of the A9 south of Brora at 15:45 on Monday.

The two occupants of one of the vehicles were taken to Raigmore Hospital in Inverness.

But the 69-year-old driver Ernest Jones, from Wick, died upon arrival. His passenger is not thought to have been seriously injured.

Police said the driver of the second vehicle only sustained minor injuries, and appealed for any witnesses to contact them.