Motorcyclist who died in crash with car named by police

Andrew McIntyre from Inverness-shire was pronounced dead at the scene.

Motorcyclist who died in crash with car on A835 near Garve in Highlands named by police Google Maps

Police have named the motorcyclist who died in a collision with a car on a Highland road on Saturday morning.

At around 11.10am on Saturday, April 15, a collision involving a motorcycle and a car on the A835 around a mile east of Garve occurred.

The 65-year-old male rider of the BMW GS motorcycle was pronounced dead at the scene.

He has been identified as Andrew McIntyre from Inverness-shire.

The other vehicle involved was a grey Citroen C3. 

The 53-year-old female driver was treated at the scene by the Scottish Ambulance Service and did not require hospital treatment.

The road was closed to allow for an investigation at the scene and fully reopened around 6.20pm.

Police are now appealing for information to establish what lead to the collision.

Sergeant Doug Scott of the Highland and Islands road policing unit said: “Our thoughts are with Mr McIntyre’s family and friends at this difficult time.

“Our investigation to establish what led to this collision is ongoing and I would urge anyone with information to get in touch if you haven’t yet spoken to an officer.

“Our enquiries so far suggest that some other motorcyclist initially stopped at the scene to assist but they left prior to police arriving. We would be keen to speak to them as they may be able to help with our enquiries.

“We would also be keen to speak to anyone who may have seen either vehicle or who has dashcam footage prior to the collision.

“Anyone who can help is asked to call 101, quoting 1270 of April 15.”

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