A 63-year-old man has died following a road accident on the A9 near Alness.
The man was the driver and sole occupant of a Fiat Bravo which was involved in a collision with a heavy goods vehicle (HGV) at the junction for Milnafua off the main trunk road.
His next of kin are aware.
The collision happened around 8.10am today. The driver of the HGV received treatment for non-serious injuries at the scene.
The road remains closed due to an ongoing investigation into the collision and a diversion is in place via Invergordon.
Road policing sergeant Alasdair Mackay said: “Our thoughts at this time are with the man’s family and friends.
“Our investigation into the collision is ongoing and at an early stage.
“I would urge anyone who may have witnessed the collision or could have dashcam footage to come forward as soon as possible.
“You can contact the road policing unit in Dingwall by calling 101, quoting reference 583 of April 24.
“We would like to thank everyone affected by the road closure for their patience and understanding.”