Two people have died in crashes on the A9 in less than 24 hours.

Charles Thomson, 69, was killed in a collision between his car and a van near Foulis in the Highlands at around 5.20pm on Wednesday.

A second man died in a crash more than 90 miles south involving four vehicles near Pitlochry in Perthshire at around 1pm on Thursday.

Police said Mr Thomson, from Invergordon, was travelling alone when his Toyota Corolla was involved in the crash.

Charles ThomsonCharles Thomson died in a crash between his car and a van on Wednesday near Foulis (Police Scotland/PA)

His family released a statement through police, which read: “Charles was a loving father and grandfather and we are deeply saddened by our sudden loss.

“We ask that we are allowed privacy to grieve at this very difficult time.”

The second crash led to the closure of the A9 near to the Blair Atholl turn-off on Thursday afternoon.

Police said they are investigating the cause of the crash.