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Highland police name far north fatal crash victim


By Alan Hendry

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Scott Wares died after the car he was driving left the road at Castletown. Police enquiries are continuing to establish the full circumstances.
Scott Wares died after the car he was driving left the road at Castletown. Police enquiries are continuing to establish the full circumstances.

Police Scotland have confirmed that the man who died following a road crash at Castletown at the weekend was 33-year-old Scott Wares from Wick. He had been reported missing a few days earlier.

Mr Wares died after the red Vauxhall Insignia he was driving left the B876. The crash was reported to police at around 8.40am on Sunday, and his relatives have been made aware.

Sergeant Kate Park, of Police Scotland's Highland and Islands Road Policing Unit, said: “Mr Wares, who was alone in the car, had been reported missing from Wick on Thursday, August 5.

"Extensive enquiries were carried out to trace him and we would like to thank the public for assisting us.

"Sadly, Mr Wares died following the crash and our investigation is continuing to establish the full circumstances surrounding this collision.

"I would urge anyone who may have witnessed the crash to contact police as soon as possible. I'd also ask motorists with dashcams who were travelling on the B876, the main road between Wick and Castletown, in the early hours of Sunday morning to check their footage as it could be of significance to our investigation.

"Any property owners along this route with CCTV covering the road are also asked to review any footage."

Anyone with information is asked to call Police Scotland on 101, quoting reference number 1138 of Sunday, August 8, 2021.

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