Pensioner killed in lorry crash named

The accident happened in Academy Street, Nairn. Picture: Google

The accident happened in Academy Street, Nairn. Picture: Google

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Police have named an 80-year-old woman who died after being struck by a lorry in the Highland town of Nairn.

Margaret Ritchie, from Inverurie, Aberdeenshire, died from injuries sustained in the accident in Academy Street at about 3.30pm on Thursday.

A second female pedestrian aged 82 was taken to Raigmore Hospital in Inverness with serious injuries, where she remains in a stable condition.

The collision, which involved a heavy goods vehicle, happened near a pedestrian crossing in the town centre.

The man who was driving the lorry was uninjured in the incident.

Anyone who witnessed the collision is asked to contact police on 101.

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