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Workman killed in roadside crash near Cuminestown named

Fatal scene
Image caption It is thought Mr Gibbon was working at the side of the B9170 road when the crash occurred

Police have named a man who died after being hit by a car in Aberdeenshire as Fraser Gibbon of Cuminestown.

The 20-year-old is thought to have been working at the side of the B9170 road near the village when he was struck.

Police and the ambulance service were called to the scene at 09:20 on Wednesday morning, but were unable to save Mr Gibbon.

Officers are investigating the crash, which Sgt Jon Barron referred to as a "harrowing incident".

He said: "First and foremost, our thoughts at this particularly traumatic time are with Fraser's family and friends.

"Detailed inquiries are under way in order to establish the full circumstances.

"In particular, the enquiry team are interested in speaking to anyone who witnessed the actual collision, anyone who saw either of the vehicles - a green mini-loader and red Vauxhall Insignia motor car - prior to the incident, or who may have been driving in the immediate area around the time."

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