A teenager has died and another is fighting for his life following a crash on the A90 in Aberdeenshire.
The one-vehicle collision between Crimond and St Fergus Gas Terminal was reported to police at around 7.30am on Monday.
Police said a red Ford Fiesta left the road and came to a stop down an embankment.
A 19-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene. An 18-year-old man was taken to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, where he remains in a critical condition. No one else was in the vehicle.
The road remained closed throughout Monday afternoon.
Sergeant Chris Smith said: “Our thoughts and sympathies remain with the family of the man who lost his life, as well as with the other young man who has been seriously injured.
“Our enquiries into the cause of the collision are continuing and I would ask anyone who saw anything to contact police as soon as possible.”
Police believe the car may have travelled on the A90 Peterhead to Fraserburgh road at some point on Sunday and are keen to speak to anyone who may have saw it.
Sergeant Smith added: “I would also ask motorists who used the A90 anytime between yesterday evening and 7.30am this morning who may have seen the red Fiesta or who may have been recording on dashcam devices to check their systems and provide any relevant footage to us as soon as possible.”
If you have any information, call 101.