Fatal road traffic collision

Fatal accident site - Newmarket.
Fatal accident site - Newmarket.

A fatal two vehicle road traffic collision occurred on the A857 Stornoway to Barvas at Newmarket yesterday afternoon.

Police, Fire and Ambulance attended the scene.

Enquiries continue and the A857 will remain closed, with diversions in place, until police enquiries are concluded.

There is currently a diversion in operation and vehicles travelling to Barvas are using the Benside and Bakers Road route. The main A857 is open to traffic travelling on the B895 Newmarket to North Tolsta Road.

The section of road presently closed is beyond the B896 junction to an area close to the Bakers Road junction. This section of road will remain closed until a road collision investigation takes place today, 21st August.

Police are asking motorists to take care using the diversion and would appeal for any witnesses to the collision. They also said no further details will be issued at this time.