Published: 15/11/2017 14:06 - Updated: 15/11/2017 14:14

Man confirmed dead in A96 crash near Elgin

police gaelic scotland alba POLICE have confirmed that one person has died following a crash on the A96 between Elgin and Lhanbryde.

The collision occurred at around 10am this morning and involved a black VW golf and a black Vauxhall Astra.

The person who has died, passed away at the scene and was a male 23-year-old passenger in the Astra.

Three casualties have been taken by ambulance to Dr Gray’s Hospital in Elgin.

They are a 66-year-old man who was alone in the Golf, and a 23-year-old woman who was driving the Astra. Both have minor injuries.

A two-year-old boy, who was also in the Astra, was also taken to Dr Gray’s Hospital with serious injuries.

A female passenger aged 23, has been airlifted to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary with serious injuries.

Next of kin of the man who has died have been informed.

Road Policing Sergeant Steve Manson said: "Our thoughts are with the family and friends of the man who has sadly died as a result of today’s collision.

"Our enquiries into the circumstances are ongoing and I would like to appeal to anyone who has vital information to get in touch, if they haven’t already done so.

"At the time of the collision the Vauxhall Astra, which was carrying three adults and a child, was travelling on the A96 towards Lhanbryde. The VW Golf was travelling on the A96 towards Elgin.

"I am appealing for anyone who saw either of the vehicles prior to the collision to contact Police Scotland on 101 with any information they may have quoting incident 789 of today."

The A96 will be closed for the time being to allow for collision investigation.

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