5.30pm (Tuesday December 24th) Road traffic accident investigators conclude their work at Aignish and the A866 Point road has reopened fully to traffic.
1pm today: Police Scotland publicly identified crash victim.
Kenneth Angus Macsween (85), from Aignish, died after being struck by a blue Volkswagen Polo near Aignish, around 5.25pm yesterday afternoon. His family are aware.
A report will be submitted to the Procurator Fiscal.
The road remains closed to allow officers to carry out enquiries. Diversions are along Shore Road.
10am today: Road stays closed in Point: The main road to and through Point remains closed at Aignish this morning (Tuesday December 24th), following yesterday afternoon’s fatal road accident on the A866.
A diversion is in place around the shore road in Aignish and is now controlled by traffic lights. Police Scotland said the main road was likely to remain closed for the rest of today and into the evening. An investigation team from the road policing unit at Dingwall is due to arrive on-island around lunchtime today (Tuesday).
The crash happened around 5.25pm yesterday (Monday 23rd December) when an 85-year-old man was hit by a blue Volkswagen Polo, sustaining fatal injuries.
Emergency services including police and ambulance were called quickly, but the man was sadly pronounced dead at the scene.
Stornoway Coastguard Rescue Team was called out to assist with the road closures, which included putting in place a diversion around a minor road through Aignish.
Monday evening: Sergeant Alasdair Mackay of the Dingwall Road Policing unit said: “We are supporting the family of the man at this time and enquiries are ongoing to establish the circumstances of the collision.
“I would ask anyone who may have seen what happened to contact us as soon as possible, we are also keen to talk to any driver with dash-cam footage which might help with our investigation.
“Anyone with information should contact police on 101, quoting incident 2695 of Monday, 23 December, 2019”
This article has been updated several times since originally being posted on Monday evening, 23rd December.