An 81-year-old female has died as a result of a two-vehicle crash on the A9 this afternoon.
The incident occurred shortly before 1pm on the vital route north, with numerous emergency services rushing to the scene near Dowally to provide assistance.
The road remains closed at this time and is likely to be for some time as police conduct inquiries into the cause of the crash.
A spokesman for the force said: “We received a call at 1pm to reports of a two-vehicle RTC on the A9 near Dowally.
“Sadly the incident is a fatality and an 81-year-old female has died as a result of the collision.
“The road remains closed to allow for accident investigations to be carried out.
“Bear Scotland are aware and have attended to divert traffic, however, due to the location, there is no viable diversion locally.”
* UPDATED * 16:43 ⌚#A9 remains closed B/D at Dowally, Pitlochry and will for sometime
Due to serious multi vehicle RTC
Use alternate route if possible
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Six fire crews have been sent to the scene with three hailing from Perth, including a heavy rescue unit and support appliance, with two appliances from Blairgowrie and one from Kirkmichael also in attendance.
A fire service spokeswoman said: “We received a call at 1pm from the ambulance service to provide assistance at the scene.
“Firefighters have used hydraulic rescue equipment and have made the vehicles safe.”