A man died today after his van crashed into a tree in a North-east town.
The incident happened on Inverurie’s Burghmuir Drive.
Emergency services were called to the scene at around 5am.
The driver of the vehicle, believed to be in his 60s, died at the scene.
It is not clear if the man died of his injuries or a medical condition.
The vehicle, a Mercedes Sprinter, came off the road just before the Garioch Sports Centre and collided with a tree.
Road Policing Inspector Jon Barron urged witnesses to get in touch.
He said: “Our thoughts are obviously with everyone affected by this tragic incident at this very sad time.
“At 5.15am this morning police, fire and ambulance services were made aware of a one vehicle RTC on Burghmuir Drive in Inverurie.
“The driver was the sole occupant of the vehicle and we believe him to be male of approximately 63 years old.
“If anyone was in the area at the time and may have seen something or helped at the scene and is yet to speak to police we would like them to come forward.”
Burghmuir Drive was closed from the B9001 roundabout to the Blackhall Road roundabout for six hours this morning but has now re-opened and motorists are thanked for their patience.
Pedestrians were also stopped and turned away from Burghmuir Drive and asked to take an alternative route around Blackhall Industrial Estate at Burghmuir Circle.
A spokeswoman for the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service said: “We had two appliances from Inverurie in attendance at the incident.
“Our fire crews administered CPR before he was handed into the care of the Scottish Ambulance Service.