Victims of A9 Killiecrankie crash named by police – Perth & Kinross / Local / News / The Courier

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Victims of A9 Killiecrankie crash by police

The three people in a horrific crash on the A9 on Friday been named by police.

have been named as James Forbes and his 66-year-old Anne Forbes from Street in Chacefields, Denny.

The had been travelling in their Astra when the crash

Also … in the crash was John Potter of Hutton in Scarborough. He was driving a blue S80.

All three were pronounced at the scene.

The crash happened on a stretch of the A9. a mile north of the turn-off, at around 11.55am on 22.

The 47-year-old female driver of a Clio was airlifted to Ninewells where she received surgery to her arm for tendon and artery damage.

She was released from hospital and is to undergo further surgery at a date.

The tragedy has led to fresh for the deadly road to be dualled.

Mid Scotland and Fife MSP Murdo said the crash was a cold of the dangers drivers face on the arterial Perth to Inverness

Investigations are going on to determine bad weather contributed to the head-on #x2014; described by the emergency as carnage.

Mr Fraser expressed to the families and friends of the three who …, saying, This is a tragedy and it is horrific to think three lives have lost on the A9.

This sad event underlines we must see real investment to the A9 and reduce its accident and fatality

The stark statistics that it Scotland’s deadliest road are a of real human tragedies as this fatal accident.

The A9 is known as Scotland’s most road, with 67 people between 2004 and 2008.

In the period a massive 1041 were recorded on the route, features sections of both and single carriageway.

Last more than 8000 signed an online petition to for a £4 million upgrade programme, one of the SNP key manifesto pledges in 2007.

Nationalist MSPs have talked of their commitment to the road, but as yet no firm timetable for the has been unveiled.

Mr Fraser Users of the A9 need and want to when it will all be dualled. We to see this road upgraded to ease congestion, to bring an boost to the area and, to reduce the accident rate on the

Perth MP Pete Wishart expressed his sadness after the news of the deaths, saying, My goes out to the families of those who died in this awful #x2014; they have my sympathy.

I understand that are ongoing into the cause of the but this sad incident underlines how it is that we continue to do all that we can to safety on this very road.

The Scottish Government has made improvements to the A9 over the last few with new stretches of dual and safer junctions being Nevertheless, it is clear that we to keep up the pressure and ensure as much as possible is done to future fatalities.

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