A 24-year old man has died and a 27-year-old man is in a critical condition following a two-car crash on a North-east road.
The incident happened at Orton on the B9105 Rothes to Mosstodloch road at around 4.45pm last night.
The 24-year-old driver of a black Subaru Forester died at the scene.
A 27-year-old man, who was a passenger in the same vehicle, suffered serious injuries and is in a critical condition in Aberdeen Royal Infirmary.
A 36-year-old man who was driving a gold coloured Volkswagen Golf was treated at the scene for minor injuries and a 45-year-old man who was a passenger in the same vehicle also suffered minor injuries and is being treated at Dr Gray’s Hospital in Elgin.
Sergeant Scott Deans, of the road policing department, said: “Our thoughts at this sad time are with the families of those involved in this collision.
“We have spoken to several witnesses but would still like to hear from anyone who witnessed the collision or who saw either vehicle, or a dark coloured Volkswagen Golf around that time.
“We would also like to hear from anyone who saw a black Subaru Forester or a dark coloured Volkswagen Golf being driven on the A95 or the B9103 between Keith and Orton about 4.30 that day.
“Anyone with any information should contact us by calling 101 or anonymously through Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”