A daughter said her final goodbye as she paid tribute to her “one in a million” mum who died in a crash saying: “Sleep tight, I will always love you”.
Police confirmed a 41-year-old woman – named locally as Kelly Smith – tragically died following a crash on the A96 near Nairn on Sunday.
The motorway was closed for over six hours following the collision at about 7pm on the A96 at Wester Hardmuir.
Her daughter wrote: “Can’t believe I’m writing this… sleep tight mum, I will always love you Kelly Smith!
“You were deffo the rebel but still the coolest & best mum with the kindest heart, you really were one in a million.
“The only comfort I have is that your reunited with nana, take care of each other. Life already sucks without you Kelly Smith.”
Describing Kelly, who was from Forres, another said: “Your mum was popular, everyone knew her, sending my love to all of use.”
The 41-year-old mum’s husband also shared a touching message to his late wife, writing: “Well it’s starting to slowly sink in that I won’t be able to see your smile hold u close or here u speak love u always and forever my beautiful wife and mum.
“Fly high and fly free.”
Police have launched now launched an investigation into the crash and are appealing for information.
Sergeant David Miller of the Road Policing Unit said: “Our inquiries are continuing into the full circumstances.
“Sadly the female driver died and our thoughts are with her family and friends.
“I would ask anyone who may have witnessed the crash, or who may have dash-cam footage, and has not yet spoken to or provided this information to officers, to contact us as soon as possible.
“The road was closed for just over six hours and diversions were in place.”