The woman who died in a one-crash crash near Kyle of Lochalsh was the wife of a prominent Skye businessman.
Anne Marie MacDonald, 62, from Portree, was travelling in a black BMW 320D being driven by her husband Lachie MacDonald, 64, on Monday.
The vehicle had been travelling generally west on the A87 between Auchtertyre and Balmacara before the crash took place at Kirkton by Balmacara at 5.17pm.
Mrs MacDonald tragically sustained fatal injuries. Mr MacDonald, who is chief executive of Lochalsh and Skye Housing Assocation, sustained serious chest injuries which are not thought to be life threatening. He was taken by helicopter to hospital in Aberdeen.
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Portree-based councillor John Finlayson said: “This was a tragic accident which will be felt across the whole Skye community. My thoughts are with Lachie who we hope makes a full recovery and also with family, friends and colleagues who will all be devastated by this sudden and tragic loss.”
A post on the Lochalsh and Skye Housing Association website reads: “Lachie MacDonald, the Association’s Chief Executive, and his wife Anne were in a car accident at Kirkton on Monday. Tragically, Anne did not survive. Lachie has been airlifted to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary with chest injuries. His condition is described as stable.”
Road Policing Sergeant Alasdair Mackay said: “Our thoughts remain with the family and friends of Mrs MacDonald at this difficult time.
“Our investigation into the collision is ongoing and I would like to pass on our gratitude to everyone who has already assisted with our inquiries.
“I would ask anyone who has information of value but has not yet spoken to an officer to come forward as soon as possible.”