Three American tourists killed in horror collision with lorry in Scotland

Three American tourists died when their car collided with a lorry in Scotland.

Jared Bastion, 45, and his mother Mary-Lou Mauch, 75, lost their lives at the scene of the horror crash on August 10.

Jared’s sister, Kathryn Bastion-Strong, 46, was airlifted to hospital in critical condition.

She was pronounced dead four days later.

The family had been travelling on the A9 near Ralia, south of Newtonmore in the Highlands, when the collision took place.

Distraught friends have since launched a GoFundMe to support Jared, Kathryn and Mary-Lou’s family.

Already, $12,000 (£10,000) has been raised by 98 donors.

The GoFundMe page reads: ‘Jared was a devoted father who loved his boys. He was a true friend to many with a kind, generous heart and gentle spirit. He also had a love for music, mushroom hunting, and fine cuisine.


‘Jared had a lot more life to live and was taken from us far too soon.

‘While all who loved him will feel this significant and profound loss, we hope that this will help ease some of the financial burdens so that his boys and their mother can focus on grieving and healing during this challenging time.’

The family had recently enjoyed a visit to the Isle of Skye as part of their Scottish holiday.

Jared and Mary-Lou had posed and smiled for a picture together on the island, in what would be their final photo.


Sergeant Alasdair Mackay, of Police Scotland, said today: ‘Our thoughts remain with the family and friends of those who have died at what is a very difficult time for all.’

The lorry driver, a 59-year-old man, was unhurt in the August 10 crash, police added today.

The collision had taken place at 4.50pm and the road was closed while officers carried out investigations.

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