Driver dies at scene after car crashes and catches fire

Emergency services were alerted to the crash on Yell at around 2pm on Friday.

Driver dies at scene after car crashes and catches fire Police Scotland
Police: Enquiries into the crash are ongoing.

A driver has died after his car crashed and caught on fire.

Emergency services were alerted at around 2.05pm on Friday to a report of a car on fire following a crash involving one vehicle.

They attended at the scene on the B9082, Gutcher to Cullivoe road on Yell – one of the North Isles of Shetland, but the driver was pronounced dead at the scene.

Inspector Martyn Brill said: “Our enquiries are continuing to establish the identity of the man who died and trace his relatives.  

“Local officers remain at the scene at this time, and road policing colleagues will be attending to carry out their investigation.

“The road between Gutcher and Cullivoe was closed, however it was reopened this evening to allow essential local access only.  

“We expect further road closures tomorrow to allow the investigation to progress.”