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Motorcyclist dies after accident near Lairg

By Alison Cameron

Police have confirmed that the man died at the scene.
Police have confirmed that the man died at the scene.

A man died following a road traffic accident on the A836 near Lairg yesterday afternoon.

The 41-year-old was the rider of a motorcycle involved in a collision with a Ford Ranger pick-up.

The incident happened around 12.05pm around one mile north of Lairg.

The man was pronounced dead at the scene and his next of kin are aware.

The driver of the Ford was uninjured.

Road Policing Sergeant David Miller said: "Our thoughts are with the man's family and friends at this difficult time.

"We are carrying out enquiries to establish the cause of the collision and this investigation is at an early stage.

"We have established that the victim was travelling north with a group of motorcyclists, while the Ford pick-up was heading south towards Lairg.

"I would urge anyone who may have seen any of these vehicles prior to the collision or who has any other information which could assist our enquiries to come forward.

"This would include anyone who may have dashcam footage of the collision.

"Anyone with information can contact Police Scotland on 101, quoting incident 1446 of July 4."

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