A PEDESTRIAN DIED after being hit by a car while walking along the A941 near Lossiemouth in the early hours of this morning.
Police have confirmed that a man was hit on the main road between the coastal town and Elgin at around 1.45am.
The accident happened when the 21-year-old was struck by a white Audi close to the turn-off for Easter Greens Farm.
The road was closed during the night as investigations began into the accident, with the public told to use the B9135 as an alternative route between the towns. The road was reopened this morning at around 8am.
A Police Scotland spokeswoman said: “We can confirm that a collision investigation is ongoing following a serious road traffic collision on the A941 just south of Lossiemouth.”
A spokesman for the Lossiemouth Community Council said: “All our thoughts are with the family and friends of the young man in this tragic accident.
“It appears to have happened on a stretch of the A941 that has been of concern for some time, as there is no footpath from the turn-off to RAF Lossiemouth until you enter the town.”
Police have appealed for anyone who witnessed the incident or saw a man walking along the road to contact them on 101.