Boy, 16, is killed and 15-year-old girl is fighting for life after Audi crash in Scottish Highlands 

A 16-year-old boy who was killed in a crash in which also critically injured a 15-year-old girl has been pictured. 

The boy, named locally as Craig Melville, had been a back seat passenger in a blue Audi RS4, which ploughed into a wall on the B9176, known as Struie Road, Fyrish, on Saturday at about 9.35am.

The vehicle was being driven near Alness by a 39-year-old man, who remains in hospital, along with a 15-year-old girl who is fighting for her life. 

A 22-year-old woman was also injured but was released from hospital, the Daily Record reports. 

The boy, named locally as Craig Melville, had been a back seat passenger in a blue Audi RS4

The boy, named locally as Craig Melville, had been a back seat passenger in a blue Audi RS4

The boy, named locally as Craig Melville, had been a back seat passenger in a blue Audi RS4

He had been a back seat passenger in a blue Audi RS4, which ploughed into a wall on the B9176, known as Struie Road, Fyrish, on Saturday at about 9.35am

He had been a back seat passenger in a blue Audi RS4, which ploughed into a wall on the B9176, known as Struie Road, Fyrish, on Saturday at about 9.35am

He had been a back seat passenger in a blue Audi RS4, which ploughed into a wall on the B9176, known as Struie Road, Fyrish, on Saturday at about 9.35am

Police have appealed for potentially crucial dashcam footage after a 16-year-old boy was killed in a crash in the Scottish Highlands which also critically injured a 15-year-old girl. 

An investigation is under way to establish the full circumstances of the incident.

The road was closed for several hours as collision investigators examined the scene.  

The blue Audi RS4 had been travelling west on the B817, turned right on to the B9176, and Police Scotland said it appears to have lost control and hit a wall at the junction of Fyrish Substation.

Emergency services attended and the 16-year-old male was pronounced dead at the scene.  

The vehicle was being driven near Alness by a 39-year-old man, who remains in hospital, along with a 15-year-old girl who is fighting for her life (pictured: Police at the scene)

The vehicle was being driven near Alness by a 39-year-old man, who remains in hospital, along with a 15-year-old girl who is fighting for her life (pictured: Police at the scene)

The vehicle was being driven near Alness by a 39-year-old man, who remains in hospital, along with a 15-year-old girl who is fighting for her life (pictured: Police at the scene)

The vehicle was being driven near Alness by a 39-year-old man, who remains in hospital, along with a 15-year-old girl who is fighting for her life (pictured: Craig Melville)

The vehicle was being driven near Alness by a 39-year-old man, who remains in hospital, along with a 15-year-old girl who is fighting for her life (pictured: Craig Melville)

The vehicle was being driven near Alness by a 39-year-old man, who remains in hospital, along with a 15-year-old girl who is fighting for her life (pictured: Craig Melville) 

An investigation is under way to establish the full circumstances of the incident

An investigation is under way to establish the full circumstances of the incident

An investigation is under way to establish the full circumstances of the incident

The accident happened on the B9176, known as Struie Road, Fyrish (pictured), on Saturday at about 9.35am

The accident happened on the B9176, known as Struie Road, Fyrish (pictured), on Saturday at about 9.35am

The accident happened on the B9176, known as Struie Road, Fyrish (pictured), on Saturday at about 9.35am

Sgt David Miller from Police Scotland said: ‘We are appealing to any other road users who were in the area around the time of the incident to contact us, did you see a blue Audi, did you pass it on the road?

‘Any small piece of information could be vital in our inquiries.

‘In particular, we would ask motorists with dashcams to check their footage as they could have captured an image which could assist us.’

The vehicle was travelling west on the B817 when it turned right onto the B9176 and appears to have lost control and hit a wall at the junction of Fyrish Substation.

Emergency services attended and a 16-year-old male was pronounced dead at the scene.

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