A 32-year-old man has died after a one-car crash in the Highlands.
A grey Vauxhall Vectra crashed on the A99 near Wick, Caithness, at 4pm on Sunday.
The man was taken to Caithness General Hospital, where he later died from his injuries.
A 26-year-old woman and a three-month-old baby girl were taken to the hospital with serious injuries.
A three-year-old girl and two boys, aged six and eight, were also taken to hospital with minor injuries.
All were later transferred to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary.
The road was closed for about seven hours while officers carried out an investigation.
Highlands and Islands road policing sergeant Kate Park said: “Our thoughts are with the families and friends of those involved at this time.
“We are continuing with inquiries to establish the circumstances of the crash.
“The car, a grey Vauxhall Vectra, had been travelling south towards Wick on the A99 at the time of the incident, however, our initial inquiries have suggested the vehicle may have been travelling north just prior to the collision and turned around to head back south towards Wick.”
She added: “It’s important that we speak to all witnesses in order to gain a full view of what happened.
“We are looking to speak to anyone who may have seen the car on the road and is yet to speak to the police to please get in touch.
“We would also ask drivers who were in the area and had a dashcam to please check back and see if there is any footage of the vehicle on the road that may be able to assist our investigation.”
Anyone with information is asked to contact the road policing unit in Dingwall on 101, quoting incident number 2370 of 6 September.