Highlands & Islands

One dead and three injured in crashes near Inverness

Vehicles involved in crash on A9 at Slochd Summit in which three people were injured Image copyright PETER JOLLY NORTHPIX
Image caption A recovery lorry with the two vehicles involved in a crash on the A9 at the Slochd Summit in which three people were injured

A 79-year-old woman has died and three other people have been injured in two separate road accidents in the Highlands, police have said.

The woman was driving a Ford Focus which was involved in a collision at about 12:50 on the A82 at Lochend, near Inverness.

Three people in a Land Rover Discovery were not injured.

Earlier, three people were taken to hospital after a two-vehicle crash on the A9 at the Slochd Summit.

Police said the casualties were not thought to have life-threatening injuries. They were taken to Raigmore Hospital in Inverness for treatment.

The collision involved a Peugeot van and a Renault Scenic and the A9 was closed for several hours after the crash at about 09:30, before it was later fully reopened.

The A82 remains closed around the scene of the crash.

The incidents came amid snow falls and heavy rain showers.

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