NE Scotland, Orkney & Shetland

Man dead and three injured in Moray road accident

Crashed car on B9105 Image copyright Jasper Image
Image caption The accident involving two cars happened on the B9015

A man has died and three others were hurt following a crash involving two cars in Moray on Friday afternoon.

Police said a Subaru left the B9015 Rothes to Mosstodloch road near Orton and hit a tree. The driver, 24, died at the scene and his male passenger, 27, was critically injured.

The second car, a VW Golf, crashed into an electricity pole causing power cables to fall onto a railway track.

Its 36-year-old driver and his 45-year-old passenger suffered minor injuries.

The accident happened at about 16:50 and the road was closed for 10 hours while investigations were carried out.

Sgt Scott Deans of Police Scotland said, "Our thoughts at this sad time are with the families of those involved in this collision.

"We have spoken to several witnesses but would still like to hear from anyone who witnessed the collision or who saw either vehicle, or a dark coloured Volkswagen Golf around that time.

"We would also like to hear from anyone who saw a black Subaru Forester or a dark coloured Volkswagen Golf being driven on the A95 or the B9103 between Keith and Orton about 4.30 pm that day."