Man and woman die after crash on North-east road

Two people have died following a crash on a North-east road.

The fatal collision happened on the A937 just south of Marykirk in the early hours of this morning.

A 31-year-old man and a 26-year-old woman were both killed in the crash and a second man was taken to hospital with serious injuries.

Officers were at the scene of the incident this morning carrying out an investigation into the incident.

The road reopened just before 5pm this evening.

A Police Scotland statement said: “Police Scotland can confirm they are in attendance on the A937 Montrose to Laurencekirk road close to Marykirk Bridge  in relation to a one vehicle road traffic collision (RTC) which occurred in the early hours of Sunday.

“One male aged 31 and a female aged 26 were fatally injured in the RTC and a second male is currently in hospital with serious injuries.

“The road remains closed whilst investigations are carried out.”