Two teen die in car crash near Inverness

The two teens were passengers in the car
The two teens were passengers in the car
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Two teenagers have died in a car crash near Inverness.

A 16-year-old girl died at the scene and a 18-year-old man sustained fatal injuries and died in hospital.

They were both passengers in a black Vauxhall Corsa which was involved in a collision with a white Mercedes C Class car near Culloden Moor on Thursday.

The accident happened on the B9006 Croy to Inverness Road at Sunnyside at 6.50pm.

The 19-year-old male driver of the Corsa and a 16-year-old female passenger are being treated at Raigmore Hospital for serious injuries.

The driver and passenger of the Mercedes were taken to the same hospital for treatment and later discharged.

A Police Scotland spokesman said: “The road was closed for some time to allow collision investigation work to be carried out.

“Investigations into the incident are ongoing and officers appeal to anyone who was travelling on the B9006 before or at the time of the collision and who may have seen either vehicle, to contact Police Scotland on 101.”

Last month, along the same stretch of road, five firefighters were treated in hospital after two fire engines came off the road.

Two of the eight crew members who were on board were trapped in one of the appliances, and had to be rescued by their colleagues.

Ambulances later took five male crew members who had been injured to hospital.

A spokesman for the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service said: “We are pleased that none of the injuries are life-threatening or life-changing.”

The two appliances left the Inverness fire station shortly after 7am after receiving a call about a car crash. The vehicles were travelling in convoy, with blue flashing lights on, when they came off the B9006 road at Newlands of Culloden.

After the incident a third fire engine from Inverness was sent in response to the road traffic collision.

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