Appeal after tragedy strikes Forres with fatal accident

POLICE IN FORRES have issued an appeal following a fatal road accident near the Moray town in the early hours of this morning.

All three emergency services were called at around 1.35am to a one-vehicle crash on the unclassified road from Forres to Califer Hill close to Wester Newforres.

The driver of the vehicle, a 24-year-old woman from the Forres area, was sadly pronounced dead at the scene. The front seat passenger, a 31-year-old male suffered minor injuries and is currently being treated in Dr Gray’s Hospital, Elgin.

A rear offside passenger, a 22-year-old woman, suffered serious injuries and is being treated in Aberdeen Royal Infirmary. The rear nearside passenger, a 23-year-old male suffered serious injuries and is being treated in Raigmore Hospital, Inverness.

Road Policing Sergeant Colin Matheson said: “My thoughts and those of my officers and the other emergency services who were in attendance are with all those affected by this terrible tragedy.

“I am extremely interested in speaking to anyone who may have witnessed the collision, or who may have seen the vehicle, a red Vauxhall Corsa, in the area beforehand.

“Similarly, I would urge anyone with information on where the vehicle and its occupants were before the collision to contact us in order to help piece together exactly what has happened.”

The road remains closed for collision investigation to be carried out.

Anyone with information can call Police Scotland on 101 quoting reference 185 of 20 September.