A 63-year-old man has died after a three-vehicle crash on the A9.
Emergency services were called to the scene of the collision near Alness at 10.30am.
A blue Renault Clio, a silver Vauxhall Vectra and an orange Vauxhall Mokka were involved.
Police said the 63-year-old was the driver of the Clio.
The 80-year-old driver of the Vectra was taken to Raigmore Hospital in Inverness where he is being treated for injuries which are not considered life-threatening. The driver of the Mokka was not injured.
Sergeant Chris Murray from the road policing unit said “Our thoughts are with the family and friends of the male who sadly died in this incident this morning, we would ask that anyone who witnessed the collision and has not already spoken with an officer to contact us on 101 and quote reference number 1384 of the 20th July.
“The public are thanked for their patience during the closure of this main route, while investigation work was carried out”.
The route has been closed for most of the day while police carried out an investigation.