Investigation under way as woman who died in rally crash named

Joy Robson, 50, died when a car came off the track and hit spectators at the Snowman Rally.

Joy Robson: The 50-year-old died in a crash at the rally event.

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

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

An eight-year-old boy was also injured and taken to Raigmore Hospital, 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, and no other spectators were hurt, Northern Constabulary said.

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

Dave Robson, chairman of the Scottish Rally Championship, said after the incident: "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 One of the Snowman Rally.

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

A statement from Highland Car Club said: "The club extends its sympathies to the families of those involved."

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

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

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