A woman has died after being struck by a car during a crash on the Western Isles.
Police were called to the scene on the A859 near Balallan on the Isle of Lewis in the early hours of Thursday.
Two ambulances were called however the pedestrian was pronounced dead at the scene.
A Police Scotland spokesman said: “Around 3.45am on Thursday May 11, officers were called to a report of a crash involving a vehicle and a pedestrian on the A859 near Balallan, Isle of Lewis.
“The female pedestrian was pronounced dead at the scene.
“The road remains closed for investigation work to be carried out and this is expected to take some time.”
In a separate statement, officers also confirmed the road remains closed with drivers urged to avoid the area.
It said: “Officers on the Isle of Lewis continue to deal with a crash on the A859 near Balallan.
“The road remains closed in both directions for investigations and this is expected to take some time. No diversions are available and drivers are advised to avoid the area.”
The Scottish Ambulance Service confirmed it sent two ambulances to the scene.