A man has died following a crash on the A93 in Aberdeenshire.
The 53-year-old was pronounced dead at the scene after his vehicle left the road on Thursday morning.
Emergency services were called to the area on Ballater Road, near Aboyne, around 8.30am.
The road was closed to drivers while investigations were carried out.
A Police Scotland spokesperson said: “A 53-year-old man has died after his vehicle left the road and crashed on the A93 east of Aboyne at around 8.30am on Thursday, October 5.
“The man was pronounced dead at the scene and enquiries are ongoing to establish the full circumstances.”
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