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Appeal for footage after two die as cars hit trees in Aberdeenshire

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Police have appealed for information after two deaths involving cars hitting trees in Aberdeenshire.

A man died after the BMW car he was driving left the A947 Turriff to Banff road and struck a tree at about 20:30 on Sunday.

Despite the efforts of emergency crews, the 53-year-old died at the scene, close to the King Edward Church.

The road was closed for several hours to allow for accident investigation work, but reopened at 03:30.

Police also revealed a 47-year-old man, involved in an accident on the A90 Peterhead to Fraserburgh road near St Fergus on Thursday 26 July, has died.

The driver was travelling in a black Vauxhall Insignia which hit a tree at about 06:20. No other vehicles were involved.

He was taken to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary but has since died from his injuries.

Sgt Scott Deans said: "These separate incidents are completely tragic and our thoughts are with both families affected at this very sad time. One death on our roads is one too many and the heartbreak that is left behind is far-reaching. 

"Inquiries are continuing into both incidents and I would ask anyone with information to please get in touch. Likewise, dashcam footage of either road which captures the vehicles involved could be extremely useful to our investigations."

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