One death confirmed and several injured in A96 accident

POLICE HAVE CONFIRMED that one person has died following a serious road traffic collision on the A96 between Elgin and Lhanbryde.

The collision at around 10am involved a black VW Golf and black Vauxhall Astra – in total three casualties were taken by ambulance to Dr Gray’s Hospital in Elgin.

They were the 66-year-old male driver, and single occupant, of the VW golf plus the 23-year-old female driver of the Vauxhall Astra, who both have minor injuries.

A two year old boy was taken to Dr Gray’s Hospital with serious injuries. One female passenger, aged 23, was airlifted to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary with serious injuries.

The person who has died, passed away at the scene and was a male passenger in the Vauxhall Astra, aged 23.  Next of kin of the man who has died have been informed.

Road Policing Sergeant Steve Manson said: “Our thoughts are with the family and friends of the man who has sadly died as a result of today’s collision.

“Our enquiries into the circumstances of the collision are ongoing and I would like to appeal to anyone who has vital information to get in touch, if they haven’t already done so.

“At the time of the collision the Vauxhall Astra, which was carrying three adults and a child, was travelling on the A96 towards Lhanbryde. The VW Golf was travelling on the A96 towards Elgin.

“I am appealing for anyone who saw either of the vehicles prior to the collision to contact Police Scotland on 101 with any information they may have quoting incident 789 of today (15 November).”

The A96 will be closed for the time being to allow for collision investigation.