Boy, 5, dies after three-car crash in the Scottish Highlands

A five-year-old boy has died following a three-vehicle crash in the Scottish Highlands.

The collision took place on Monday at around 9am on the B9039 road near Inverness Airport.

Police Scotland said the boy died in hospital on Tuesday.

The boy had been transferred from Raigmore Hospital in Inverness to the Royal Hospital for Children in Glasgow following the collision.

A six-year-old girl and a 39-year-old woman were also injured in the crash and taken to Raigmore Hospital.

The woman, who suffered minor injuries, was released from hospital and the girl who was seriously injured has been discharged.

Police are appealing for information about the collision, which involved a grey Vauxhall Insignia, a grey Peugeot 208 and a black Vauxhall Astra.

Road policing officer Sergeant David Miller said: ‘Our thoughts are with the family of the boy who has died at what is a very difficult time for them and they have asked for privacy.

‘We continue to appeal for information to assist our inquiries into the circumstances of the crash and ask anyone who had not already spoken to officers to get in touch.’

Anyone with information is asked to contact Police Scotland via 101, quoting incident number 0658 of Monday March 6.

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