Five people have died and another five have been injured after a minibus crashed into a car. The collision happened shortly before midnight on the A96 in Moray and at least one person has suffered life-threatening injuries. The air ambulance and a coastguard helicopter were scrambled to the scene three miles east of Keith along with police, firefighters, and paramedics.
The road remains closed this morning after the casualties were removed from the scene and taken to Raigmore Hospital, Inverness. An investigation is now underway to find out how the collision happened. Police Scotland road policing sergeant Peter Henderson said: ‘Motorists are thanked for their patience at this time and we would urge anyone who was in the area last night leading up to the incident at around 11.50pm to please get in touch as our inquiries at the scene continue. ‘Our thoughts are with all those affected by this tragic incident at this very sad time.’