A 52-year-old man has died following a two-vehicle collision on the Fraserburgh-St Combs road at Invercairn.
Police Scotland confirmed following the two-vehicle crash that 52-year-old Malcolm Stephen from the Inverallochy area died at the scene of the collision.
The collision happened at approximately 7.10pm on Sunday, September 28, and involved a green Vauxhall Astra and a gold Renault Scenic.
The 83-year-old male driver of the Vauxhall Astra in which Malcolm Stephen was travelling was taken to ARI by ambulance where he was detained overnight, but he did not appear to have serious injuries.
The 50-year-old female driver of the Renault Scenic was airlifted to ARI where she was subsequently released with minor injuries. The 17-year-old male passenger in this vehicle was also taken to ARI, by ambulance, where he was later released with minor injuries.
Police are looking to trace a vehicle that turned out of the Inverallochy junction just prior to the collision as the person or people within the vehicle may be a key witness to the incident and have information that could assist with the enquiry.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Police Scotland on 101.
Sergeant Rob Warnock from the Aberdeenshire and Moray Road Policing Unit said: “This is a tragic incident that has sadly resulted in a 52 year old man losing his life. Investigations into the cause of the collision are at an early stage and I would urge anyone who witnessed the collision and hasn’t spoken to police to do so. Additionally, anyone who may have seen the vehicles prior to the incident is asked to contact us.”
Sergeant Warnock added: “I am looking to trace a vehicle that turned out of the Inverallochy junction just prior to the collision and who may be a key witness and urge them to contact Police Scotland on 101.”