Woman dead and man seriously injured after two-car crash in Aberdeenshire

The crash occurred on the B977 near to St Duthac Cottage, Banchory. Picture: Google Street View
The crash occurred on the B977 near to St Duthac Cottage, Banchory. Picture: Google Street View
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A woman has died and a man has been seriously injured after a two-car crash in Aberdeenshire.

The incident happened on Saturday at about 8.50am on the B977 Torphins to Garlogie road near St Duthac Cottage, Raemoir.

It involved a red Honda Jazz driven by Anna Marcinkowski, 38, of Aberdeen, and a red Abarth 500 being driven by a man from Ballater.

Both were taken to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary but the woman later died of her injuries.

The 65-year-old man suffered serious leg and hip injuries.

Sergeant Craig McNeill said: "I am appealing to anyone who may have witnessed this collision to get in touch with us."

Meanwhile, officers have named a 79-year-old man who died after a crash on the A75 in Dumfries and Galloway on Friday.

Alexander O'Haire, of Shawhead, Dumfries, had been receiving treatment at Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary but died on Sunday.