Boy, two, and grandparents killed in three-vehicle A-road crash

Boy, two, and his grandparents, 68 and 64, are killed when their Fiesta is caught in three-vehicle A-road crash

  • David and Elza McPherson and grandson, two, died in Scottish Highlands crash
  • Car crash happened at ar 11.40am on Tuesday, July 5, on A-road near Carrbridge
  • Man, 67 and woman, 65, in second car were hospitalised but in stable condition
  • Police Scotland asked the public for dash cam footage to assist investigation

A two-year-old boy and his grandparents died in a tragic three-vehicle crash on a notorious A-road road in the Scottish Highlands.

Emergency services raced to the Slochd Summit, near Carrbridge, at around 11.40am on Tuesday, July 5.

The male driver of the Fiesta, David McPherson, 68, was pronounced dead at the scene.

His wife Elza McPherson, 64, and their two-year old grandson were taken to hospital, where they both died a short time later, Police Scotland said.

Emergency services raced to the Slochd Summit, near Carrbridge, at around 11.40am on Tuesday, July 5

The occupants of the black Mercedes, a man aged 67 and woman, aged 65, were also injured and taken to hospital, and are now in a stable condition according to medics.

A white Mercedes Sprinter pick up vehicle was the third car involved in the collision but the male driver did not suffer any injuries.

The treacherous road was closed for nine hours while crash scene investigators conducted enquiries into the cause and circumstances of the three-way collision which left three people dead and two injured.

Sergeant Neil MacDonald, of the Road Policing Unit, said: ‘Our thoughts are with the family and friends of the deceased and the family have requested that their privacy is respected at this time.

‘We are conducting extensive enquiries into the circumstances of this incident and are appealing for anyone with information to come forward.

‘In particular, I would ask anyone with dash cam devices to check their footage as it could hold images which could prove to be significant in our enquiries.’

Police Scotland have asked anyone who may have information regarding the vehicles or the incident to contact them via 101, quoting incident number 1010 of Tuesday, July 5, 2022.

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