Pedestrian dies following early morning collision with van

The male pedestrian was pronounced dead at the scene while the van driver was uninjured following the incident.

Pedestrian dies following early morning collision with van iStock

A pedestrian has died following a collision with a van in Aberdeenshire. 

Police were called to the scene on the A98 near Tyrie on Friday around 5.45am following the crash, which involved a white VW Crafter.

The male pedestrian suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene, while the van driver was uninjured. 

The road was closed while emergency services attended the scene and has now reopened. 

Police are appealing for anyone who witnessed the crash, or saw either the vehicle or pedestrian beforehand, to get in touch.

Sergeant Steve Manson, from Police Scotland’s Road Policing Unit, said: “We know that the van was travelling south, towards Banff, at the time the collision occurred.

“The pedestrian was wearing blue jeans and a black jacket. His family are being supported by officers at this time.

“We’re eager to hear from anyone who saw either the van or pedestrian on the A98 this morning, or any drivers who were using this route recording with dashcam, to check their systems for any relevant footage which could assist our enquiries.”

HTTP_HOST: news.stv.tv ISSET_HTTP_HOST: 1