A motorcyclist has died and a driver is in hospital after being involved in a crash on a major road.
Emergency services raced to the A96 between Alves and Forres after a car collided with a motorcycle at around 8.40am on Sunday (July 30).
The male motorcyclist was pronounced dead at the scene.
The female driver of the car has been taken to Dr Gray’s Hospital in Elgin for treatment.
The A96 remains closed in both directions.
Police are carrying out enquiries into the incident.
A Police Scotland spokesperson said: “We received a report of a crash involving a car and a motorcycle on the A96 between Alves and Forres around 8.40am on Sunday, 30 July, 2023.
“Emergency services attended and the male rider of the motorcycle was pronounced dead at the scene.
“The female driver of the car has been taken to Dr Gray’s Hospital for treatment.
“Enquiries are ongoing to establish the full circumstances and the A96 is closed between Alves and Forres.
“Anyone with any information is asked to contact 101 quoting incident 1112 of 30 July, 2023.”
Traffic is building up along the route and drivers are asked to follow diversions.