A motorcyclist who died following a crash with a car on the A93 in Aberdeenshire has been named by police.
Richard Alan Smith, from the Portlethen area, was riding an orange and white KTM motorcycle when it collided with a blue Toyota Rav4 car east of Banchory.
The incident happened at around 2.55pm on Monday, October 25, between Drumoak and Peterculter, near the junction with an unclassified road for Drum Castle. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
The 43-year-old was the boyfriend of Susan, son of Colin and Eileen, brother to Michael, Peter and Lyn and uncle.
Sergeant Chris Smith of the North East Road Policing Unit said: “Our thoughts are with the family and friends of Richard.
“Enquiries are ongoing to establish the full circumstances of the collision and I would urge anyone who may have witnessed the incident or who has any information to get in touch.
“We would also be keen to speak to anyone who may have dashcam footage from that stretch of road shortly before 3pm.
“Anyone with information can call 101, quoting incident 2130 of October 25.”
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