A 66-year-old woman has died in hospital following a crash on a main road near Loch Ness – and her husband is still being treated for serious injuries.
Police have identified the woman as Elizabeth MacInnes, who was from the Dochgarroch area, just south west of Inverness.
Officers confirmed Mrs MacInnes was a passenger in a blue Seat Ibiza involved in the one-vehicle crash, which happened at Dochgarroch on the A82 Inverness-Fort William road, at about 5.25pm on April 11.
Her 61-year-old husband, Donald John, was driving the car at the time and remains in Raigmore Hospital in Inverness where he is believed to be in a serious but stable condition.
Mrs MacInnes was taken to the city’s hospital following the crash – but died there last Wednesday.
Hundreds of friends paid tribute to Mrs MacInnes on social media over the weekend and left messages of sympathy for the family.
One friend, Patricia Green, said: “RIP. I had so many laughs with Betty when I was HT (headteacher) at Dochgarroch.
“I also remember her from Nairn Academy. So sad. She had a big heart. Sincere sympathy to Donald John and the family.”
Another, Katie Johnston, added: “RIP my dear friend. [I] will cherish all memories of all the laughs and fun we had, thoughts to DJ and all the family at this sad time.”
Karen MacMahon, said: “So sorry to hear of this sad news. Served her for many years in Tesco and was a lovely lady. Thinking of all the family at this sad time.”
Following the accident, the A82 road was closed near Dochgarroch, but reopened later that same evening.
Two fire appliances were sent to the scene to assist paramedics.
No one else was injured in the collision.
A police statement, issued at the weekend, read: “Officers are appealing for anyone who witnessed the collision, particularly the driver of a silver vehicle, travelling south at the time, who may have observed the collision, to contact police on 101.”