Man and woman killed in Highland crash named by police

Eileen Gow, 60, and Jamie Sykes, 25, died in the road crash near Achnabobane.

Man and woman killed in A82 Highland crash named by police as probe continues Police Scotland

A man and a woman killed in a two-car crash in the Highlands have been named by police.

Eileen Gow, 60, and Jamie Sykes, 25, both from Lochaber, died in the road crash on the A82 near Achnabobane Farmhouse in Spean Bridge at around 7.35pm on Thursday.

No other injuries were reported as a result of the crash, which closed the road for around eight hours.

The family of Eileen, who was driving a Fiat Fiorino at the time of the collision, said they are “heartbroken” in a statement issued to the police.

They said: “The family are devastated and heartbroken at the loss of their lovely sister and a loving partner. We would ask we are given privacy as we try to come to terms with our loss.”

The family of Jamie, who was driving a BMW three series, revealed they are coming to terms with the “devastating” impact of the crash.

They said: “We are devastated by the loss of our only son Jamie and would ask for privacy at this terrible time as we attempt to come to terms with the devastating impact this has had on us and all those who loved him.”

Police are now appealing for any witnesses or anyone with dash-cam footage to come forward in relation to the collision.

Sergeant Alasdair MacKay, from the Road Policing Unit in Dingwall, said: “Our thoughts remain with the family and friends of Eileen and Jamie.

“Our enquiries into this incident are continuing and I would re-appeal to any witnesses of the crash, or anyone who may have observed the vehicles before it occurred, to please contact us.

“I would also ask motorists with any dash-cams who were travelling on the A82 shortly before the crash, to please check your footage for anything of significance that could assist our investigation.”