A WOMAN has died after a crash between a motorbike and a coach carrying Ross County football fans on the A9 in Perthshire.
The accident, which happened around 11.10am yesterday, resulted in the closure of the road in both directions between Ballinluig and Dunkeld for several hours.
The woman was a pillion passenger on the motorbike and the male rider was taken to hospital for treatment.
The football club confirmed in a statement yesterday afternoon that a coach carrying supporters had been involved in a serious road accident near Pitlochry.
It added: “All supporters are apparently uninjured and now returning home.
“It would be inappropriate for the club to make any further comment at this time as this is an ongoing police investigation.”
A diversion was put in place, but motorists experienced long delays.
A statement from Tayside Police in the afternoon warned diversion routes had become severely congested due to volume of traffic in the region and people were advised to avoid the area.
Meanwhile, a motorcyclist was taken to hospital following a separate collision on the A93 near Perth Racecourse.
The incident, involving a car, happened at around 8.40am.
The road was closed for a short time.