Child passes away following road crash on the A99 at Occumster
Police Scotland can confirm that a two-year-old boy has died as a result of his injuries, following a road crash at Occumster last weekend.
The incident happened around 4.45pm on Sunday, 22 August, when a blue Peugeot 208 collided with a blue Nissan Qashqai on the A99 at Occumster.
The child, one of the passengers in the Peugeot, has since passed away at the Royal Hospital for Children in Glasgow. He has been officially identified as Iain Mackay, aged 2, from Wick.
Iain's family have asked for their privacy to be respected at this time.
Road Policing officers are continuing to appeal for witnesses to come forward, especially a number of unknown motorists who assisted at the scene.
Sergeant David Miller, from the Dingwall Road Policing Unit, said: “At this time, our thoughts are very much with Iain’s family, following their unbearably tragic loss.
“Three women also sustained serious injuries as a result of this incident and we are appealing for anyone with information to please assist our enquiries, as we work to establish the full circumstances.
“If you were in the area and may have seen either of the cars involved, or have possible dashcam footage which could help our investigation, please get in touch with police.”
Anyone with information can contact police via 101, quoting incident number 2828 of 22 August.