Richard Gerring told the Gurn:
"I am saddened to hear about the death of a 78 year old male involved in a RTC at Auldearn. My thoughts are with his family and friends.
Attached is an extract from Crash Map UK showing the RTC cluster at the Auldearn junction over the last 22 years. Unfortunately there is a persistent pattern of collisions and casualties.
The case for delivery of the A96 dualling has again been reinforced with the tragic event yesterday.
Road safety is identified as a key priority in the published National Transport Strategy. So the delivery of the Inverness to Nairn dualling project is now even more essential to avoid casualties on the existing trunk road."
A screenshot showing the crash cluster at the junction (click to enlarge)
The BBC site reports: "Police Scotland has appealed for information about the crash, particularly from those who may have seen either vehicle beforehand.
Sgt Ewan Calder said: "At this time, our thoughts are with the family and friends of the deceased, following their tragic loss.
"As we continue our inquiries, we'd ask anyone with information or any potential dashcam footage to please come forward." " More here.