Lorry driver who died in multi-vehicle crash named by police

The incident, involving two lorries and three cars, took place on the A9.

Lorry driver who died in multi-vehicle crash in the Highlands named by police as Gordon Innes Police Scotland

A lorry driver who died at the scene of a five-vehicle crash in the Highlands has been named as Gordon Innes.

The incident took place on the A9 near Alness at around 12.25pm on Tuesday, April 12.

Two lorries and three cars were involved in the crash, which occurred north of the Skiach junction.

Mr Innes, 58, from Invergordon, the sole occupant of one of the lorries, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The other drivers and passengers were checked over by the ambulance service but did not require hospital treatment.

In a statement, the family of Mr Innes said: “Gordon will be sorely missed.

“We would like to thank our family and friends for the support we have received in our time of need and at this difficult time we ask that our privacy is respected.”

Sergeant Kate Park, of the Dingwall Road Policing Unit, said: “Our thoughts remain with Gordon’s family and friends at this difficult time.

“Enquiries into the circumstances of the crash remain ongoing and we continue to urge anyone with information, or possible dashcam footage from the area, to call 101, quoting incident number 1197 of April 12.”

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