A Highland family has been left devastated after a young man was killed in a horrific crash.
David Duncanson died when his black Honda CRV collided with a Citroen Picasso C3 on the B9039 Ardersier-Castle Stuart road.
The 25-year-old is understood to have been on his way to visit his family at Ardersier when the crash happened just two miles away.
His car ended up on its roof after the accident near Connage.
Mr Duncanson died at the scene.
Firefighters from Inverness had to use heavy duty cutting gear to free a man and woman who were travelling in the Citroen.
They were taken to Raigmore Hospital in Inverness suffering from multiple injuries.
A police spokesman said yesterday that the pair’s injuries were not life-threatening.
The road was closed for several hours to allow emergency services to deal with the incident.
Officers from the north’s road policing unit were also involved in examining the scene as they tried to establish the cause of the crash.
Mr Duncanson’s family was too upset to speak about the tragedy yesterday.
He is believed to have left work at the Co-op depot at Dalcross beside Inverness Airport to go to his parents’ house in Ardersier when the crash happens.
Several bouquets of flowers were left on the grass verge near the scene yesterday.
One tribute said: “RIP. Our darling boy. Always in our hearts.”
A friend wrote on one floral tribute: “You were a great character and will be missed by so many.”
A card on another, left by a woman call Alex, who described herself as the “sister you never had” said: “Bestest of friends growing up, always looking after each other.
“So many happy memories together. Just so sad I’m here doing this, saying I love you so much and goodbye.”
Friends also took to social networking sites to express their sympathy for Mr Duncanson’s family.
Tanyah Campbell said: “Another soul taken too soon. RIP Dave you were a legend of a boy, you’ll be sadly missed.”
Craig Rennie said: “Rest in peace Dave Dunc. Such a shock and a shame. Really upsetting. Thoughts are with family and friends.”
He added: “Such a nice guy, funny, great laugh and loved by every one of us. Going to be missed a lot. Sleep easy fella.”
Police have urged any witness to the crash who have not already been spoken to by officers to contact them.
The area has been the scene of previous serious crashes.
In July 2013, four Black Watch soldiers from nearby Fort George escaped a fireball crash which happened as they headed towards their base.
Their car left the road and smashed into a wall before bursting into flames.
The vehicle was destroyed but the soldiers, three with injuries, managed to escape.
The weekend accident happened around 8.10am on Saturday.