A TWO-year-old boy and his grandparents have tragically died after a horror crash on a notorious Scots road.
Emergency services raced to the A9 at the Slochd Summit, near Carrbridge, at around 11:40am on Tuesday morning.
An air ambulance, firefighters and police were in attendance and the road was locked down in both directions.
They scrambled to the area after receiving reports of the smash involving a red Ford Fiesta and a black Mercedes C Class.
Police closed the road for nine hours while crash scene investigators conducted their enquiries.
Four people were rushed to hospital after suffering serious injuries.
Officers have now confirmed that the family travelling in the Fiesta have tragically died.
The male driver, 68-year-old David McPherson, was pronounced dead at the scene.
His wife Elza McPherson, 65, and their two-year old grandson were rushed to hospital.
But they both tragically lost their lives a short time later.
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The occupants of the black Mercedes, a 67-year-old man and a 65-year-old woman, were also taken to hospital.
They are now described by medical staff as being in a stable condition.
A white Mercedes Sprinter pick up vehicle was also involved in the crash.
But the male driver did not suffer any injuries.
Images from the scene showed smoke billowing from the distance as a queue of traffic formed.
Police have launched an investigation into the incident and are appealing for anyone with information about the crash to come forward.
They are urging anyone who may have saw something, or anyone who may know something, to speak with officers.
They are particular keen to speak with anyone who may have dashcam footage of the area from the time of the crash.
Sergeant Neil MacDonald, of the Road Policing Unit, said: "Our thoughts are with the family and friends of the deceased and the family have requested that their privacy is respected at this time.
"We are conducting extensive enquiries into the circumstances of this incident and are appealing for anyone with information to come forward.
"In particular, I would ask anyone with dash cam devices to check their footage as it could hold images which could prove to be significant in our enquiries.
"Anyone who may have information regarding the vehicles or the incident to contact Police Scotland via 101, quoting incident number 1010 of Tuesday, 5 July, 2022."
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