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Two men die in crash after car smashes into tree

The collision happened in the Highlands shortly before midnight on Friday.

Investigation: Police are appealing for witnesses to come forward. STV
Investigation: Police are appealing for witnesses to come forward.

Two men have died after their car smashed into a tree in the Highlands.

The collision happened on the B970 near Inverdruie in the Aviemore area at around 11.45pm on Friday.

The 39-year-old driver of the black Ford S-Max and his 36-year-old passenger were pronounced dead at the scene.

The road was closed for around eight hours whilst enquiries were carried out. 

Police are appealing for witnesses to come forward.

Sergeant Alasdair Mackay said: “Our thoughts are with the families of the men involved and enquiries are ongoing to establish the full circumstances surrounding the crash. 

“The road has a number of residential houses and businesses nearby and I would ask anyone who may have seen anything to get in contact with police.

“Although late at night, this is a busy road and I am appealing to anyone who has any information to come forward.

“I would also urge those with dashcam footage that may help with our investigation to get in contact with police by calling 101.”

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