A man has died following a crash on the A939 Old Military Road near Dava this morning.
The crash was reported around 11am and involved a black Peugeot 2008 and a DAF articulated lorry.
Emergency services rushed to the scene to provide assistance.
The driver of the vehicle, an 86-year-old man, was pronounced dead at the scene.
His female passenger, 81, was taken to Raigmore Hospital in Inverness. Her condition is described as “serious”.
Sergeant David Miller of the North Road Policing Unit said: “Officers attended, along with other emergency services, to a report of a two vehicle crash, involving a car and a lorry, around 11am on a section of the A939 known as the Dava road, four and a half miles north of Grantown-on-Spey.
“Sadly a man, the driver of the car, died at the scene, and a woman passenger was taken by the Scottish Ambulance to Raigmore Hospital in Inverness.
“The road was closed to allow a crash investigation to be carried out and it reopened around 8pm.”
Sergeant Miller said his thoughts are with the family of the man who died and has urged any witnesses or those with dashcam footage to come forward.
He added: “Our thoughts are with the family of the man who sadly died in this crash and our inquiries are ongoing to find out what happened.
“I would ask anyone who may have been driving along that stretch of road before the accident happened to get in touch and to check if they have any dash-cam footage that could help with our investigation.”
Three fire crews were called to the crash with cutting equipment in use.
A fire spokeswoman said: “We received a call at 10.59am to reports of a road traffic collision on the A940.
“Three crews were sent to the scene with two coming from Grantown and one from Forres.
“Cutting equipment was in use.
“A stop message was sent back at 11.31am.”
Anybody with any information is urged to contact police on 101.