Minibus and 4x4 crash on A96 in Moray leaves 5 dead

  • img Harvey Cawdron
  • POSTED ON 27 Jul 2018

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A crash in Moray involving a minibus and a 4x4 has left 5 dead and 5 injured. 

The collision happened at 23:50 on Thursday, on the A96, 3 miles from Keith on the road to Huntly.

Among the injured was one that had 'potentially life-threatening injuries', according to the police. 

An air ambulance and a coastguard helicopter assisted the emergency services. Casualties were taken to Raigmore Hospital in Inverness. 

The road was kept closed overnight.

Sergeant Peter Henderson stated 'Our thoughts are with all those affected by this tragic incident at this very sad time. Motorists are thanked for their patience at this time and we would urge anyone who was in the area last night leading up to the incident at around 23:50 to please get in touch as our inquiries at the scene continue.' 

Richard Lochhead, the MSP for Moray, said 'So sorry to hear about such an awful tragedy locally. My thoughts are with everyone affected and thanks to emergency services. Community will be shocked by this sad news.'