Police are appealing for information following a fatal road crash near Alness.
The incident happened around 9.10pm on Monday, 4 January, 2021 on the A9 Inverness to Scrabster Trunk Road at Milnafua involving a blue Vauxhall Astra car and a lorry.
Emergency services attended and a 27-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene.
The other driver was not injured.
The road was closed for around seven hours to allow a full collision investigation to take place.
Sergeant David Miller, of the Highlands and Islands Road Policing Unit, said:
“Our thoughts go out to the family of those involved in this incident.
“We are appealing to anyone who may have information surrounding the circumstances of the crash to get in contact with officers.
“At the time of the crash, there was a blue vehicle travelling north who may have witnessed the incident and we would ask the driver to speak to police.
“If you have any information that could assist with our investigation, please get in touch.
“I would also appeal to anyone who has dashcam footage to come forward and speak to officers.”
Police Scotland can be contacted by calling 101 and quoting incident number 3301 of Monday, 4 January, 2021.