Two teenage boys have died after their car careered off a road and hit a tree in Aberdeen.
The 17-year-old driver and front seat passenger died at the scene of the crash at at West Tullos Road near Abbotswell Road at about 10.50pm on Tuesday.
They have been named locally as Scott Taylor and Aidan Thomson.
Two other teenagers in the rear of the car suffered minor injuries.
Bob Taylor, Scott’s father, wrote on his Facebook page: “How can life be so cruel, such a waste of two young lives.
“Son, you made me a proud father. I love you and will miss you, the ache in my heart is overwhelming.”
On Wednesday morning floral tributes lay at the roadside where the red Renault Clio had crashed.
One read: "Can't believe this has happened Scott, will be thinking of you loads bud."
Another said: "To Aidan and Scott, yous will both be sadly missed."
The other passengers, both males in their early teens, suffered minor injuries and were taken to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary for treatment.
Grampian Police have appealed for any witnesses to come forward with information.
Inspector Scott Mann, of the Road Policing Department, said: "Two young men have died as a result of this tragic incident tonight.
“Their immediate families have been advised and my thoughts are with them at this sad and traumatic time for them.
“Clearly our enquiries are at an early stage and collision investigators have carried out a detailed examination of the scene. This necessitated the closure of West Tullos Road for around six hours.
“We would like to speak with anyone who witnessed the collision or its immediate aftermath or indeed anyone who may have seen a red coloured Renault Clio being driven in the Nigg, Torry or Portlethen area during Tuesday evening."
Grampian Police can be contacted on 0845 600 5 700.
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