'Dedicated and loving' dad killed in crash between car and lorry named

Joe Dutfield suffered fatal injuries in the crash involving a Peugeot and DAF lorry on the A87 between Kyle of Lochalsh and Balmacara.

‘Dedicated and loving’ dad of two killed in crash between car and lorry on A87 named Police Scotland

A dad who was killed in a crash between a car and a lorry that left his two daughters in hospital has been described as a “dedicated and loving father”.

Joe Dutfield died following the incident involving a grey Peugeot 308 and a white DAF lorry on the A87, between Kyle of Lochalsh and his home town of Balmacara at around 3.50pm on Thursday, June 1.

The 37-year-old was rushed to Queen Elizabeth University Hospital in Glasgow where he later died.

The two young girls, aged six and ten, received treatment at Raigmore Hospital in Inverness but were later discharged.

In a statement, Mr Dutfield’s family asked for privacy, adding: “Joe was a dedicated and loving father to his girls.”

Police Scotland are continuing to investigate the incident and have issued a renewed plea for witnesses.

Sergeant Ally MacKay, from the Dingwall Road Policing Unit, said: “Our thoughts are with Joe’s family and friends at this very difficult time for them.

“Enquiries are ongoing and I would appeal to anyone who has not yet spoken to officers to get in touch with us.”

Anyone with any information should contact Police Scotland on 101, quoting incident 2680 of Thursday, June 1.

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