A 63-year-old man has died after his car was involved in a collision with a lorry on the A9 near Alness.
He was the sole occupant of the Fiat Bravo involved in the crash which happened at about 08:10 close to the road's junction for Milnafua.
The driver of the lorry was treated for non-serious injuries at the scene, police said.
The road was closed in both directions before it was reopened just before 14:30.
Police, ambulance and fire crews from Invergordon, Tain, Dingwall and Inverness responded to the crash.
Sgt Alasdair Mackay, of Police Scotland, has appealed for witnesses to the collision.
He said: "Our thoughts at this time are with the man's family and friends.
"Our investigation into the collision is ongoing and at an early stage.
"I would urge anyone who may have witnessed the collision or could have dashcam footage to come forward as soon as possible."