A 19-year-old man who died after a road crash in Aberdeenshire which resulted in two cars plunging into water has been named by police.
Dylan Atikinson, of Aboyne, was the driver of the Audi involved in the crash on Monday December 19.
Police, fire, and ambulance crews were called to the A93, near Aboyne, after an Audi and BMW crashed into the River Dee at around 8.05am.
A coastguard helicopter was also deployed to the scene.
Dylan’s parents, James and Trish Atkinson, have paid tribute to him and described the “pain” of his loss.
They said: “There are no words. There is no tomorrow. There is only now. There is no escape, there is only pain.
“Dylan was our life and his irrepressible enthusiasm and energy will continue in our hearts and of those who knew him well. Our family is broken and it will never heal, it will just change. Our hearts are full of love and that will always stay.
“Everyone’s thoughts, messages and support are a comfort and please know how much that means to us all.”
Police continue to carry out enquiries and are urging any witnesses or anyone with information about the crash to come forward.
Sergeant Eoin Maxwell, from the North East Road Policing Unit, said: “Our thoughts remain with Dylan’s family and friends at this difficult time.
“Our investigation into the collision is continuing. I would urge any witnesses or anyone with information, who has not yet spoken to police, to contact us. We are also keen to obtain any dashcam footage from motorists who were driving on this road around 8am on Monday morning.
“Anyone with information should contact officers through 101 with reference 0568 of 19 December, 2022.”