Two dead after car plunges into loch

27 March 2018, 13:22

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A man and woman have died after their car left the road and plunged into a loch in the Highlands.

Emergency services were called to the scene on the A832 at Little Loch Broom in Wester Ross at around 3.45pm on Monday.

Police said a 43-year-old man and a 48-year-woman died in the crash.

Coastguards also responded to the incident which happened near Ardessie.

Local councillor Derek MacLeod said workers raised the alarm after seeing the car leave the road.

He said: "There is a nearby fish farm and some of the fish farm workers spotted it, it was about 100 yards from where they were.

"The two people had lived in the Poolewe area for a long time and both worked at Inverewe Gardens.

"Everyone is shocked, it is a small community of people who know each other for many miles around."

Police are appealing for information about the incident.

Road policing sergeant Gregor Hay said: "Our thoughts are with the family of the two people who have died at this sad time.

"Enquiries into this incident remain ongoing and we would ask that anyone who witnessed the collision or who saw a red Honda Civic travelling in the area at the time to contact police on 101 quoting incident number NE2595/18."

No other vehicles were involved and no-one else was injured, police said.

The road was closed for around six hours after the incident.