One man dead and one seriously injured in A96 crash 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."