A 56-year-old man who died after being struck by a lorry was today named by police.
William Black, who was known as Billy, died after being it by a blue and white DAF tipper lorry on the B9005 Fyvie to Methlick road, near Gight.
Police Scotland said that inquiries into the circumstances were ongoing.
Inspector Jon Barron, of the Divisional Road Policing Unit, said: “This was a harrowing incident for all those involved and one that has very sadly resulted in the tragic loss of life.
“First and foremost, our thoughts at this particularly traumatic time are with Billy’s family, friends and work colleagues.”
Emergency services were called to the scene just before 2pm yesterday.
The road was closed while accident investigators examined the scene and diversions were put in place.
The incident happened on a stretch of road where repairs are taking place.
Community leaders today spoke of their sadness after the death of Mr Black, who was from Turriff, .
Turriff and District councillor Anne Robertson, who stays in Fyvie, described the crash as a “tragedy” and “heartbreaking”.
She said: “Any tragedy like this is just heartbreaking – for the families involved, and for the lorry driver.
“My thoughts immediately are with the families affected by this terrible accident.
“You have to be mindful of the impact it will have on friends and families.”
Cllr Robertson added: “It’s a small community – it will have a wide impact.”
Meanwhile, fellow area councillor Sandy Duncan said: “I have huge sympathy for his family for what they must be going through, and also the lorry driver.”