Three people killed in Highland road crash were American tourists

Two American siblings and their mother died following a crash near Newtonmore earlier this month.

Three people killed in A9 Ralia road crash in Scottish Highlands were American tourists Google Maps

The three people killed in a crash between a car and a lorry on the A9 earlier this month have been named as American tourists.

The collision happened at around 4.50pm on Wednesday, August 10 by Ralia, south of Newtonmore, at the junction with the B9150.

Police confirmed on Saturday that 46-year-old Kathryn Bastion-Strong, her brother 45-year-old Jared Bastion and their mother 75-year-old Mary-Lou Mauch died following the crash.

The driver, Mrs Basition-Strong was initially taken to Ninewells Hospital in Dundee with serious injuries, but died four days later on August 14.

Mr Bastion and Ms Mauch were both pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of the lorry, a 59-year-old man, was uninjured. 

Sergeant Alasdair Mackay said: “Our thoughts remain with the family and friends of those who have died at what is a very difficult time for all.”

A GoFundMe page set up for Mr Bastion’s family has raised more than $12,000.

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