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Pensioner dies in crash between bus and car in Elgin

Elgin crash scene Image copyright JASPERIMAGE

An 80-year-old man has died following a serious crash between a bus and a car in Moray.

The collision happened on the A96 in Elgin at the junction of Morriston Road and West Road, shortly after 09:30 on Friday.

The man, who was driving a blue Dacia Duster, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Firefighters were sent from Fochabers, Forres and Lossiemouth to free a casualty from the car.

Meanwhile, the male driver of the bus was taken to Dr Gray's Hospital in Elgin with minor injuries - passengers on the bus were not hurt.

Inquiries are now ongoing to establish the full circumstances.

Sgt Craig McNeill said: "Our thoughts are very much with this man's family and friends at this time.

"I would ask anyone who may have witnessed the collision, saw either vehicle before the incident or who was in the area at the time and has a dashcam, to get in touch."

The road was closed for more than 12 hours but has since reopened.

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