One dead following A9 crash

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A man has died following three-vehicle crash on the A9 on Thursday night.

Two men were cut free from their vehicles the crash, which took place at around 6.25pm on the southbound A9 near the Keir roundabout.

The crash involved a heavy goods vehicle, a Mercedes Sprinter van and a Honda Civic.

A spokeswoman for Police Scotland said: “The 25-year-old driver in the Honda Civic sadly died as a result.

“The 26-year-old female passenger in the Honda Civic was seriously injured and remains in hospital and the 41-year-old driver of the Mercedes Sprinter was also injured and remains in hospital.

“The A9 was closed in both directions and reopened around midnight.

A report will be submitted to the Procurator Fiscal.”

Sergeant Michael Montague of Forth Valley Road Policing Unit said: “A man has died in this collision and a passenger and one other driver seriously injured and we are keen to hear from anyone who witnessed the collision.”

Fire crews from Dunblane, Doune, Bridge of Allan and Stirling all attended and the road was closed in both directions for some time as emergency workers treated those involved.

An air ambulance – Scotland’s Charity Air Ambulance Helimed 76, based at Perth – was called upon and the affected stretch of the A9 northbound had to be closed temporarily to allow the helicopter to land.

The helicopter is understood to have left the scene shortly before 8pm, but the road remained closed in both directions well into the night.