The family of a teenager who died after her car hit a tree in Aberdeenshire have paid tribute to their “cherished daughter”.
Zoe Dunn, from Aboyne, died after her Renault Clio crashed on the B9077 South Deeside Road on Thursday. The one-vehicle accident happened between Bridge of Feugh and Durris, near Banchory, at around 3.30pm.
Paramedics and a doctor battled to save the 18-year-old former Aboyne Academy pupil at the scene.
In a statement her family said: "An immense sadness is overwhelming the family at this time.
"Zoe had everything to live for and had planned, and successfully been accepted, to begin college in September to follow her dream to become a nurse.
“[She was] a hard working young girl, preparing for her role as a nurse by working at Allachburn Care Home. She enjoyed her time working at the After School Club having fun helping the children out.
"Zoe had a love for life and shared her time with lots of friends and her long standing boyfriend Scott Inglis, who she loved dearly. Many happy hours they spent together.
"Zoe grew up with a love for animals, especially her dog, Maya and caring for the horses, Cassie and Pixie. The family would like to extend their thanks for all the comfort and support they have received."
Miss Dunn is survived by her parents Stephen and Debbie and brother Daniel.
Tributes were paid after her death with more than 400 people joining a memorial page on social networking site Facebook.
Ms Dunn was the second person to die on the road in less than a week.
Jamie Greig, a 31-year-old father from Aberdeen, died after his car hit a wall before catching fire on the same road at the Maryculter Bridge on May 6.
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