NE Scotland, Orkney & Shetland

Appeal after two died and two injured in A90 crash

Police at crash scene
Image caption The crash happened on the northbound carriageway of the A90, south of Fourdon

Police have appealed for witnesses after two men died and two others were seriously injured in a crash on the A90 Aberdeen to Dundee road.

It happened on the northbound carriageway, south of Fordoun, at 16:11 on Friday.

The cars involved were a silver Vauxhall Astra estate and a black SAAB.

Two passengers in one of the cars, aged 61 and 42, died. The drivers, aged 58 and 39, were taken to hospital in Aberdeen and Dundee.

They were treated for various fractures and their conditions were described as serious but not life-threatening.

The road was closed for about eight hours, with diversions in place, while investigations were carried out.

Insp Kevin Wallace from Grampian Police said: "This has been a tragic incident which has impacted on a number of families, the thoughts of myself and my staff are with them at this time.

"It is important that we establish the sequence of events which led to this collision and we need the assistance of the public in this respect.

"We know there were a number of cars on this section of road prior to and at the time of the collision, including a number using the junctions giving access to Auchenblae and Tulloch."

He added: "I am aware that some drivers using the road were returning home after working in the north east during the week and indeed those who had been outwith the area, I am keen to reach out to them and secure their assistance."

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