Three people were taken to hospital following a crash on the A96 between Nairn and Inverness.
The incident took place on the A96 Aberdeen to Inverness road at Tomhommie at about 7.35pm on Tuesday.
It involved a white Ford Transit and a silver Ford Tourneo Connect.
Emergency services attended and the female passenger of the Tourneo, 73, and the male driver, 56, were taken to Raigmore Hospital by ambulance.
The van driver, a 37-year-old man, was also taken to hospital.
A96 closed for five hours after crash between Nairn and Inverness
Police closed a section of the A96 between Inverness and Nairn following the crash, with officers in attendance to direct traffic.
It reopened after about five hours at 12.20am on Wednesday.
A spokeswoman confirmed they got the call at 7.39pm and left at around 9pm.
Police are now appealing to the public for information.
Sergeant Christopher Donaldson said: “Our inquiries to establish the full circumstances are ongoing and we are appealing for information.
“Anyone who saw what happened, particularly if you have dash-cam footage, is asked to contact us on 101, quoting incident number 3110 of Tuesday, November 14.”