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Police appeal for information following fatal road crash on A96 at Auldearn – a 78-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene and the road was closed for more than eight hours

By Ian Duncan

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Road incident.
Road incident.

Police are appealing for information following a fatal crash on the A96 at Auldearn yesterday.

The incident was around 5.05pm yesterday and involved a Mercedes A250 and a tractor.

Emergency services attended and a 78-year-old male driver of the Mercedes was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the tractor was uninjured.

The road was closed for more than eight hours as officers investigated the scene. Enquiries into the crash remain ongoing and anyone who was travelling in the area around the time in question is asked 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 12 January.”

Related article: Emergency services at scene of crash on A96 near Nairn

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