Victims of an accident


Four of the dead in the accident: From left to right: Ted Reid, Audrey Appleby, Evalyn Collie and Frances Saliba Patanè

A man appeared in court accused of causing death by dangerous driving following an accident in Moray, which killed five people.

The collision between a car and a minibus occurred on the A96 near Keith at about 11:40 pm on July 26.

Alfredo Ciociola, 47, made no plea when he appeared in Sheriff Elgin's court Thursday.

Ciociola, from Sicily, was released on bail.

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The scene of the accident on the A96

Three of the victims were Ted Reid, 63, of Macduff; and Evalyn Collie, 69, and Audrey Appleby, 70, both of Aberchirder.

These were passengers from a 4×4 involved in a collision with a minibus carrying a group of Italian tourists.

Lorenzo Ciociola and Frances Saliba Patanè, 63, both from Sicily, were also killed in the accident.