A German national has died following a horror crash involving a minibus and a water tanker on the A82 Glasgow to Inverness road at Bridge of Orchy.
The 30-year-old man died at the scene of the incident which took place on Wednesday around 12.15pm.
Eight people were taken to various hospitals across the west for further treatment as a large emergency service response rushed to the crash scene.
Three people have since been released from hospital following treatment and five remain in hospital in a serious but stable condition.
Police have since launched an appeal for information urging anyone who witnessed the incident or who may be in possession of dash-cam footage to come forward.
Chief Inspector Darren Faulds from Police Scotland’s road policing unit said: “Our inquiries continue to understand the full circumstances of what happened.
“Sadly one person died and several others were seriously injured and our thoughts are with their families and friends.
“We would ask anyone who may have witnessed the collision, or who may have dash-cam footage, and has not yet spoken to or provided this information to officers, to contact us as soon as possible.
“We would also like to thank members of the public for their patience while we carried out our investigation work into this serious collision.”
The route was closed for just shy of 12 hours with a lengthy diversion route put in place. Motorists were forced to undertake a diversion route of more than 54 miles along the A85 from Tyndrum to Connel, before heading along the A828 to Ballachulish.
Five fire engines, six ambulances, a special operations response team, an air ambulance and a coastguard search and rescue helicopter were all sent to the scene.
Three of the injured were transferred to the Belford Hospital in Fort William, with two others taken to the Lorn and Islands Hospital in Oban.
The remaining three injured were taken to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Glasgow.
Oban North and Lorn Councillor Julie McKenzie said her thoughts are with those involved.
She said: “My condolences go out to the family and friends of the deceased. I am sure as with everyone in the Oban North and Lorn area that their thoughts will be the same.
“I am pleased to see that people passing respected the closure to allow the police that extra time to allow for their investigations to be completed.”
Anybody with any information is urged to contact police on 101.