TWO men have died after an articulated lorry and a car crashed on the A82 at Glencoe.
The collision happened at around 3.20pm on Thursday on a bend close to the National Trust's Glencoe Visitor Centre junction, about one mile south of Glencoe village. No other vehicle was involved.
Both vehicles were extensively damaged and the road was closed as firefighters worked to release the victims from the wreckage and to allow a full road traffic collision investigation to be carried out by Northern Constabulary's road policing unit.
The A82 was re-opened to traffic shortly before 8am on Friday.
The names of the crash victims have not yet been released by police.
The lorry involved belongs to Corpach-based haulage firm Ferguson Transport who, so far, have declined to comment on the incident. The truck overturned in the collision, shedding its load of treated timber across the carriageway.
Three fire appliances were sent to the accident scene, two from Kinlochleven and one from Fort William. A total of 18 fire personnel attended.
A spokesman for the Scottish Ambulance Service said two ambulance attended but the crews were stood down. An air ambulance was scrambled from Inverness but it was recalled before reaching Glencoe.
Highlands and Islands Fire and Rescue Service group manager Martin Haigh told Lochaber News: "I would like to praise the efforts of all fire service personnel and other emergency services for their work at what was a very difficult and protracted operational incident during inclement weather conditions.
"However, of course beyond this all our thoughts are with the families and friends of the two people involved."
A Northern Constabulary spokeswoman said investigations were continuing into the crash and urged anyone who witnessed the collision to contact police on 01463 715555.