A 78-year-old man has died after his Mercedes A250 and a tractor collided on the A96 at Auldearn in Scotland yesterday, (Wednesday, January 12).

The incident happened around 5:05p.m, Police Scotland have confirmed.

Emergency services attended and the 78-year-old was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the tractor was uninjured.

The road was closed for eight hours as officers carried out an investigation at the scene. Enquiries into the crash remain ongoing and police are appealing for anyone with information to come forward.

Sergeant Ewan Calder of Police Scotland said: “At this time, our thoughts are with the family and friends of the deceased, following their tragic loss.

As we continue our enquiries, we’d ask anyone with information or any potential dashcam footage to please come forward.

"If you were in the area or believe you may have seen either of the vehicles prior to the incident, you can speak with officers on 101, quoting incident 2255 of January 12.”