Pensioner dies in crash between Mercedes and tractor

A 78-year-old man was killed in crash on the A96 at Auldearn in the Highlands on Wednesday.

Pensioner dies in crash between Mercedes and tractor Brian Smith
Police investigating crash between car and tractor in the Highlands.

A pensioner has died following a crash between a Mercedes and a tractor in the Highlands.

The 78-year-old was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash, which happened on the A96 at Auldearn around 5.05pm on Wednesday evening.

The driver of the tractor was uninjured.

The road was closed for more than eight hours as officers carried out an investigation at the scene.

Enquiries into the crash, which involved a Mercedes A250, remain ongoing and anyone who was travelling in the area around the time in question is asked to come forward.

Sergeant Ewan Calder said: “At this time, our thoughts are with the family and friends of the deceased, following their tragic loss.

“As we continue our enquiries, we’d ask anyone with information or any potential dashcam footage to please come forward.

“If you were in the area or believe you may have seen either of the vehicles prior to the incident, you can speak with officers on 101, quoting incident 2255 of 12 January.”