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One man dead and one seriously injured in A96 crash near Inverurie

A96 crash Image copyright Derek Ironside
Image caption The crash happened on the A96 near Inverurie

A man has died and another was seriously injured after a two-vehicle crash on a road in Aberdeenshire.

The victim died at the scene after a collision between the van he was driving and a car on the A96 near Pitcaple, Inverurie.

The incident took place at about 15:30. The other injured male driver involved in the crash was taken to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary.

Police have appealed for witnesses and the road has been closed.

The incident involving a white Honda Jazz and a red Renault Master van happened about half a mile from Pitcaple.

Sgt Rob Warnock, of Police Scotland, said: "Our thoughts are with the families at this sad time.

"The road is likely to remain closed for some time and we would urge people to seek alternative routes."

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