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Woman killed at car rally is named

Published 16/02/2013 | 14:31

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Emergency services are attending after at least two people were hurt at a rally event in the Highlands

A woman who died when a car collided with spectators during a rally in the Scottish Highlands has been named.

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Joy Robson, 50, from the Isle of Skye, was killed in the incident at the Highland Car Club Snowman Rally, in Glenurquhart Forest near Loch Ness.

An eight-year-old boy was also injured and taken to Raigmore Hospital in Inverness, but his injuries were not thought to be life-threatening.

A third injured person was described by police as "walking wounded".

Neither the driver nor the co-driver of the vehicle was injured, Northern Constabulary said.

The rally was abandoned after the collision during the first stage of the event.

Officers will carry out a full road collision investigation and a report will be submitted to the procurator fiscal.

The race is the opening round of the 2013 Scottish Rally Championship.

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