A9 crash: Three killed in Highlands crash were American tourists, Police Scotland confirm

Police have confirmed that three people killed in a Highlands crash were American tourists.

The trio died in a collision between a car and lorry on the A9 at Ralia, south of Newtonmore.

Jared Bastion, 45, and his mother Mary-Lou Mauch, 75, lost their lives at the scene of the crash on August 10.

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Jared’s sister, Kathryn Bastion-Strong, 46, was airlifted to hospital in critical condition.

Last picture of Jared and Katie together the Isle of Skye - via GoFundMe
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She died four days later.

The lorry driver, a 59-year-old man, was unhurt in the incident.

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Sergeant Alasdair Mackay said: “Our thoughts remain with the family and friends of those who have died at what is a very difficult time for all.”

A GoFundMe page has been set up by friends of the family with over $12,000 already raised.

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Jared was traveling in Scotland with his mum and sister Mary Lou

The GoFundMe page reads: "Jared was a devoted father who loved his boys. He was a true friend to many with a kind, generous heart and gentle spirit. He also had a love for music, mushroom hunting, and fine cuisine.

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“Jared had a lot more life to live and was taken from us far too soon.

“While all who loved him will feel this significant and profound loss, we hope that this will help ease some of the financial burdens so that his boys and their mother can focus on grieving and healing during this challenging time.”

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It is believed the family had recently enjoyed a visit to the Isle of Skye as part of a holiday in Scotland.

Three people killed in a Highlands crash were American tourists, Police Scotland have confirmed.
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You can donate to the GoFundMe page here.