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Man (78) dies after fatal crash on A96 between Nairn and Forres


By Jonathan Clark

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A 78-year-old man has died after a crash on the A96 between Forres and Nairn on Wednesday night.

The incident, which involved a Mercedes A250 and a tractor, took place at the first Auldearn turn off en route to Nairn after 5pm.

Emergency services attended but the driver of the Mercedes was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the tractor was uninjured.

Enquiries into the the crash are ongoing, with road policing officers appealing for anyone who was travelling in the area at about 5.05pm to come forward.

Sergeant Ewan Calder said: “At this time, our thoughts are with the family and friends of the deceased, following their tragic loss.

“As we continue our enquiries, we’d ask anyone with information or any potential dashcam footage to please come forward.

"If you were in the area or believe you may have seen either of the vehicles prior to the incident, you can speak with officers on 101, quoting incident 2255 of January 12."

The road was closed for more than eight hours as officers carried out an investigation at the scene, reopening in the early hours of today.

A section of the A96 was closed for eight hours after the fatal incident. Picture: JasperImage
A section of the A96 was closed for eight hours after the fatal incident. Picture: JasperImage

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