Woman, 88, dies after North-east crash

A driver has died following a crash on a North-east road.

The 88-year-old woman was driving a yellow Fiat Panda on the B9117 near Rothiemay at about 10.50am when the crash took place.

Police, paramedics and firefighters were called to the scene and the road has been closed.

A Police Scotland spokeswoman said: “Police Scotland can confirm that a woman aged 88 has died following a one-vehicle collision on the B9117 at Rothiemay.

“The collision happened at around 10.50am this morning and involved a yellow Fiat Panda.”

Road policing Sergeant Steve Manson said: “Sadly, one woman has died following this collision and our thoughts are with her family at this sad time.

“We are appealing for witnesses and would ask that anyone who has not already spoken to the police gets in touch.

“We would also ask that anyone who saw the vehicle, a yellow Fiat Panda, which was travelling on the B9117 toward Keith prior to the collision contacts us on 101 using reference number 1119 of 6 March.”

A Scottish Fire and Rescue Service spokesman said: “Two appliances, from Huntly and Aberlour, were called to the B9117 at 10.55am and were not needed.”

A Scottish Ambulance Service spokesman said: “We received a call at 10.54am to attend a road traffic collision on the B9117, near Rothimay, and we dispatched two ambulances to the scene.”