Two lorry drivers killed in horrific crash
Lorries collide in fatal accident on A9
TWO men died in an apparent head-on collision between two lorries in Tayside today.
The cabs of both vehicles were obliterated in the crash shortly before 2.30am.
The crash involved a John Menzies newspaper lorry and a Carntyne Transport articulated lorry carrying barrels of whisky.
Passing motorists desperately tried to help the injured drivers but both died of their injuries at the scene.
The bodies of the two drivers were still trapped in their vehicles as police investigated what caused the devastating collision at the A9’s Dalnamein junction.
The collision caused the whisky lorry to jack-knife across the road and left the newspaper lorry resting on its side against a road barrier. Bundles of newspapers were strewn across the road and into nearby fields.
The stretch of road between the remains of the two vehicles was also littered with glass and debris.
The remains of the two lorry cabs were covered with green and blue tarpaulins to cover the bodies of the two men in their vehicles.
By mid-morning fire and rescue crews were preparing to retrieve the bodies of the two men after the initial investigation by police.
Inspector Gordon Taylor said: “The paramedics tried their best with regards to the drivers but they both died as a result of their injuries.”
Insp Taylor said it was too early to speculate as to the cause of the collision. The incident closed the Dalwhinnie to Pitlochry stretch of the road resulting in travel chaos.