Community leaders today told of their shock after a woman died in a crash on a north-east road.
The 38-year-old was driving a black Volkswagen Golf when the vehicle hit a stone wall outside Trump International Golf Links at around 3pm on Saturday.
A section of road at Menie was closed for several hours while police, fire crews and paramedics worked.
Ellon and District councillor Isobel Davidson said: “It is unbelievably tragic.
“Above all, I would like to express my sincere condolences to the woman’s family and friends.”
Sergeant Stuart Lawrence, from the North East Divisional Road Policing Unit, said: “My thoughts are with the woman’s family and friends at this tragic time.
“We are keen to trace any drivers who may have been travelling on the road around the time and saw the vehicle prior to the collision.
“I would ask anyone who has any other information, including dashcam footage, which would assist our investigation to contact us on 101.”
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A spokeswoman for the golf course said: “We are deeply shocked and saddened by the terrible accident near the entrance to our property.”
Mrs Davidson added: “It is not a road that has led to many concerns and traffic on the road has reduced a lot since the recent changes have been made with the AWPR.”
Mrs Davidson’s fellow Ellon and District councillor Richard Thomson said: “It is terrible news to hear the driver has died following this accident. My thoughts are very much with everyone affected.
“I’d encourage anyone who might have been in the area at the time, or who might have seen the vehicle involved, to contact the police so they might be able to establish how this tragic accident could have happened.”
A Scottish Fire and Rescue Service spokeswoman said: “At the request of police, fire crews attended a road traffic collision on the A90.
“The call came through at 3.07pm and two appliances – one from Ellon and one from Central Station in Aberdeen – attended. They left at 3.38pm.”
A Police Scotland spokesman said: “We received a call about the crash at 3.05pm on Saturday. The road was closed to allow inquiries to be conducted and local diversions were in place.”