An 84-year-old man has died after three vehicles were involved in a crash on the A9 in Perthshire.
Emergency services were called to the collision near to the turn-off for Dalguise north of Dunkeld at around 4pm on Thursday.
Firefighters used cutting gear to free a number of casualties trapped in the vehicles, but one man succumbed to his injuries.
He was understood to be from the Perthshire area.
The road was closed for several hours while the scene was cleared and investigated.
A spokesman for Tayside Police said: "Despite the best efforts of emergency services a man was pronounced dead at the scene.
"The deceased’s details will not be released until next of kin have been informed and formal identification has taken place.
"The road will be closed for a considerable time and crash investigators are attending to carry out inquiries to try to establish the full set of circumstances surrounding the incident."
Tayside Police said that officers were at the scene diverting traffic. Motorists were also being advised to seek an alternative route.
Tayside Fire and Rescue Service said units from Dunkeld, Pitlochry and Perth responded to the incident along with the heavy rescue unit.
Tayside Police would appeal to anyone who saw these vehicles in the area prior to the collision to contact them on 0300 111 2222.
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