Police have named a 69-year-old man who died after a crash on the notorious A9 as Ernest Jones from the Wick area.
The two-vehicle accident occurred on the Inverness to Thurso road south of the village of Brora at about 3.45pm on Monday.
A Police Scotland spokesman said: “The family have asked that their privacy be respected at this difficult time.”
The two occupants of one of the vehicles were taken to Raigmore Hospital in Inverness, but upon arrival the driver had died.
The passenger was detained, although the police spokesman said his injuries were not thought to be serious.
Minor injuries were sustained by the driver of the second vehicle.
Police are appealing for any witnesses to contact them on 101.