A woman has died following a two-vehicle crash on a north-east road this morning.
Police were called to the B977 at Raemoir shortly before 9am.
The woman was taken to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary and was later pronounced dead. Her relatives have been informed.
The man driving the other vehicle involved in the incident was also taken to hospital for medical treatment.
The road is closed as police carry out their investigation.
A police spokesman said: “Around 8.50am on Saturday police were called to a report of a road crash involving two cars on the B977 at Raemoir.
“Emergency services attended and a woman was taken to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary where she was pronounced dead. Her family have been informed.
“A man, the driver of the other vehicle, was also taken to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary to be treated for injuries.
“The road is currently closed whilst inquiries are being carried out.”