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One dead and four in hospital after A96 crash

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A 23-year-old man has died and four people - including a two-year-old boy - have been taken to hospital after a crash in Moray.

The two-vehicle crash happened on the A96 between Elgin and Lhanbryde shortly before 10:00.

The two-year-old boy was taken to Dr Gray's Hospital in Elgin with serious injuries.

A 23-year-old woman was airlifted to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, also with serious injuries.

The 66-year-old male driver, and sole occupant, of a black VW Golf involved and the 23-year-old female driver of a grey Vauxhall Astra also involved were taken to hospital with minor injuries.

Witness appeal

Sgt Steve Manson said: "Our thoughts are with the family and friends of the man who has sadly died as a result of today's collision.

"Our inquiries into the circumstances of the collision are ongoing and I would like to appeal to anyone who has vital information to get in touch, if they haven't already done so.

"At the time of the collision the Vauxhall Astra, which was carrying three adults and a child, was travelling on the A96 towards Lhanbryde. The VW Golf was travelling on the A96 towards Elgin.

"I am appealing for anyone who saw either of the vehicles prior to the collision to contact Police Scotland."

Police said the A96 would remain close for some time to allow for a collision investigation.

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