Woman dies and man seriously injured in A96 crash

A woman has died and a man has been airlifted to hospital following a crash on a major road.

The collision on the A96 Inverness to Forres road happened near Brodie at around 6am on Sunday.

A silver pick-up truck and a small grey car were involved in the crash.

Police Scotland said a 76-year-old woman was fatally injured in the collision.

A 25-year-old man was taken to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary by helicopter, having suffered “significant injury”, officers said.

Roads Policing Sergeant Scott Deans said: “Our inquiries into the incident are ongoing and I would continue to urge anyone who witnessed what happened but has not yet spoken to the police to please get in touch by calling 101 or speak to a police officer, quoting reference number 1012 of April 28.”

The road was closed for around 10 hours following the crash but it has since reopened.