Sad breaking news this morning from the opening round of the Scottish Rally Championship where a 50-year-old spectator was killed after a rally car flew off the road and crashed into her, according to news reports.

The BBC reports that an eight-year-old boy was also injured in the crash, although his injuries are not believed to be life-threatening. The driver and co-driver were not hurt. 


Few details are available at the moment. The crash occurred on the first stage of the Highland Car Club Snowman Rally in Glen Urquhart Forest about five miles west of Loch Ness, according to the BBC. 

Rally officials issued this statement;

Dave Robson, Chairman of the ARR Craib MSA Scottish Rally Championship said: “The Management Committee, competitors and officials of the SRC extend their condolences to the families of those involved in today's incident on Special Stage 1 of the Snowman Rally.

We offer our committed support to Highland Car Club and all those affected at this difficult time".