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Man killed in A93 Kincardine O'Neil bike crash named

John Alexander
Image caption John Alexander was described as a loving family man

A man killed after his motorbike was in collision with a car on an Aberdeenshire road has been named.

John Alexander, 47, of Kintore, died in the accident on the A93 Banchory to Aboyne road, just east of Kincardine O'Neil, at about 16:30 on Sunday.

Grampian Police said the road was found to have some sort of oil on it, possibly diesel, which may have contributed to the crash.

The car driver and two passengers were taken to hospital.

Relatives of Mr Alexander said in a statement: "John was a hard working family man who loved his wife and children.

"He ran a local roofing business and enjoyed being out on his bike - he was also an active a member of the Grampian Motorcycle Club."

Insp Ian Kirkwood said of the oil find: "This substance has been submitted for analysis and we await the results but it is important that we narrow down the times when the road surface became contaminated.

"I would ask for any motorists who travelled on the A93 between the Banchory and Ballater areas to get in touch if they either saw a vehicle leaking diesel or other substance on the road, if they saw the contamination on the road, or indeed if they travelled that road and there was no contamination."

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