Police Scotland has confirmed that, as a result of a serious road traffic collision on the A96 last night between Huntly and Keith (Thursday July 26, 2018) involving two vehicles, five people have sadly died. Further details will be released when available.
Five further people were also involved in the incident which involved a mini-bus and a 4×4 car, one with potentially life-threatening injuries.
A section of the A96 has been closed with local diversions in place – for the diversion northbound at Huntly take the A920 to Dufftown then onto A941 to the A95 at Craigllachie and follow to Keith for the A96. Reverse for southbound.
Road Policing Sergeant Peter Henderson said: “Motorists are thanked for their patience at this time and we would urge anyone who was in the area last night leading up to the incident at around 11.50pm to please get in touch as our enquiries at the scene continue. Please quote ref. no. 5002 of July 26.
“Our thoughts are with all those affected by this tragic incident at this very sad time.”