A man has died following a two-vehicle collision involving a car and a van.
The crash happened on the A90 Aberdeen to Dundee road at its junction with the unclassified road leading to Marykirk at about 9.25pm on Tuesday.
Police said the vehicles involved were a brown Dacia Duster and a white Ford transit Connect van.
A 78-year-old old man who was driving the Dacia Duster was pronounced dead at the scene.
The 19-year-old man who was driving the van was not injured.
Police are appealing for information about the incident in Aberdeenshire.
Road policing sergeant Colin Matheson said: “Our thoughts at this sad time are with the family and friends of the man who died.
“In order to help piece together what happened, I would urge anyone who may have seen either vehicle prior to the collision, or who saw the incident itself and who hasn’t yet come forward, to contact us by calling 101 as soon as possible.”
The southbound lane of the A90 was closed while police carried out investigations.