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Detectives have named a 50-year-old woman who was killed when a race car careered off a forest track and slammed into spectators of the Scottish Rally Championship.
A third person was also injured as a result of the collision, police later confirmed.
The person was not seriously injured, and was described as "walking wounded" by Northern Constabulary.
Inspector Neil Lumsden, head of road policing at Northern Constabulary, said: "As a result of the collision, a participating car has left the forestry track it was travelling on and collided with a group of spectators."
Officials from the Scottish Rally Championship have extended their condolences and sympathies to families involved after a car crashed into spectators.
A statement from Highland Car Club said: "The club extends its sympathies to the families of those involved."
Officers from the Northern Constabulary said police from the force's Road Policing Unit will carry out a full road collision investigation.
A 50-year-old woman died and an eight-year-old boy were injured when a car crashed into spectators during a rally in the Scottish Highlands, police said.
The collision happened during the Highland Car Club Snowman Rally in Glenurquhart Forest, near Loch Ness.
The boy's condition is not believed to be life threatening and he has been taken to Raigmore Hospital in Inverness.
Neither the driver or 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.
Officers will carry out a full road collision investigation and a report will be submitted to the Procurator Fiscal.
A 50-year-old woman has died after a car collided with spectators during a rally in the Scottish Highlands and an eight-year-old boy was taken to hospital, Northern Constabulary said.
Police said the boy's condition was not believed to be life-threatening.