A 29-year-old man has died and two others have been seriously injured in a two vehicle crash on the A96 near Elgin.
Shane Reginald Drury was driving a white Peugeot car westbound between Elgin and Lhanbryde when he was involved in a collision with a white Fiat Scudo van.
Mr Drury, who was from the Elgin area, was taken by ambulance to the town’s Dr Gray’s Hospital but later died from his injuries.
The 47-year-old male driver of the van suffered serious injuries and was taken by air ambulance to Raigmore Hospital in Inverness. A 52-year-old man who was the front passenger in the van suffered serious injuries and was taken to Dr Gray’s Hospital.
Police are appealing for any witnesses to the crash to come forward.
The road was closed for over seven hours while officers carried out their investigations.
Road policing sergeant Colin Matheson, said: “Our thoughts are with the family and friends of the man who died and the men who were seriously injured at this difficult time.
“We have spoken to a number of witnesses but would like to hear from anyone who saw the collision, or saw either vehicle beforehand, and has not yet spoken to us, to please get in touch by calling 101 and quoting incident number 3468 of the 23rd of April.”