American woman named by police following death in multi-vehicle crash

Jacalyn Margittay from Wisconsin was pronounced dead at the scene following the collision on the A9.

American woman named by police following death in multi-vehicle crash on A9 near Dunkeld Police Scotland

An American woman who died in a multi-vehicle crash on the A9 has been named by police.

Jacalyn Margittay, of Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin, was pronounced dead at the scene following the incident near Dunkeld on Friday afternoon.

The road was closed for several hours following the crash, which occured around 12.05pm September 16.

Ms Margittay had been driving a dark grey Hyundai i10 when it collided with a white Volkswagen Golf and a white Ford Transit van.

A passenger in the vehicle with Ms Margittay, a 76-year-old woman, sustained serious but not life-threatening injuries and was taken to Ninewells Hospital by air ambulance.

The driver of the Golf, a 71-year-old man, and a passenger in the vehicle, a 53-year-old woman, were also taken to hospital with serious injuries.

The driver of the van was not injured as a result of the incident.

In a statement, the family of Ms Margittay said: “Jacalyn Margittay was travelling with a dear friend, visiting loved ones, and died having the time of her life.

“She is survived by her partner Daniel Karnopp, and her children Nichja (David) Yeaman, Gina (Tim) Chandler and Andrew (Rickijo) Heimbuch.”

Enquiries remain ongoing to establish the full circumstances and anyone with information who has not yet spoken to police can call 101, quoting reference 1257 of Friday, September 16.

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