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Two killed in A96 crash near Inverness named by police

By Hector MacKenzie

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Helen Booth.
Helen Booth.

A second person has died following a three-vehicle crash on the A96 at Redhill near Inverness.

The incident happened around 12.10pm on Monday (February 12) and involved a Tesla car, a Citroen Dispatch van and a heavy goods vehicle.

The 53-year-old male driver of the Tesla, who was taken to Raigmore Hospital in Inverness following the crash, died yesterday. He has been named as Chris Haycock.

Christopher Haycock.
Christopher Haycock.

A 51-year-old woman, a passenger in the Tesla, was also taken to Raigmore Hospital following the crash and died a short time later. She has been named as Helen Booth from Bolton.

The 23-year-old male passenger of the Tesla was taken to Raigmore Hospital and released following assessment.

The male driver of the Citroen van, aged 37, was airlifted to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary for treatment to serious injuries.

The driver of the HGV, a 69-year-old man, was uninjured.

Sergeant Calum MacAulay said: “Our thoughts are with the families and friends of Chris and Helen at this difficult time. We continue to support them and they have asked for their privacy to be respected.

“Our enquiries are ongoing to establish the full circumstances of the crash. I would ask anyone who was in the area at the time of the incident, or anyone with information that could assist our investigation to please get in touch.

"Likewise, anyone with relevant dash-cam footage who has not already passed this to officers is asked to please contact us.”

Anyone with information can call Police Scotland on 101, quoting reference number 1230 of Monday, 12 February, 2024.

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