Man arrested after three die in road crash between car and lorry

Three men travelling in a Honda Civic died at the scene of the crash, while a fourth was taken to hospital.

Man arrested following fatal car crash on A828 between Oban and Fort William

A man has been arrested after three people died in a crash between a car and a lorry in Argyll. 

The collision occurred on Friday around 2.30pm on the A828 Oban to Fort William Road near Castle Stalker and involved a silver Honda Civic and a black HGV.

Three men travelling in the Honda died at the scene, with a fourth male occupant of the car taken to Queen Elizabeth University Hospital in Glasgow with serious injuries. 

A 47-year-old man has been arrested in connection with a road traffic offence and released pending further enquiries.

The road between Oban and Fort William was closed for around 12 hours following the crash and reopened on Saturday afternoon. 

Following the crash, police had warned motorists not to travel in the area “unless absolutely necessary” due to the road closure. 

Sergeant Kevin Craig said: “At this time, our thoughts are with the families and friends of the deceased men.

“I would also like to thank the public for their patience and understanding as officers attended the scene and carried out their enquiries.

“We are continuing to investigate the circumstances surrounding this crash and would ask anyone with information, or who witnessed anything, to contact officers via 101 quoting incident 1976 of Friday, 19 August, 2022.”

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