A woman has died after her car crashed on the A9 in the north of Scotland.
The 21-year-old had been driving a grey Nissan Micra on the road near to the Artafallie junction on the Black Isle at about 10am on Sunday when the incident happened.
The road was shut between Tore and Munlochy near Artafallie following the incident north west of Inverness.
Her car was the only vehicle involved in the fatal crash, which resulted in the road being closed in both directions for about five hours.
Police are investigating and appealed to any witnesses to contact them.
Sergeant David Miller said: “At this time, our thoughts are very much with the family and friends of the deceased.
“Our inquiries into the circumstances of the crash remain ongoing and we are appealing for any motorists who travelled on the A9 between Munlochy and Tore this morning, and believe they may have seen the Nissan Micra involved, to please come forward.”
Police Scotland said the A9 is expected to be closed for some time and drivers are advised to use alternative routes.
Traffic Scotland warned of a build-up in vehicles and urged people to avoid the area.
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