A man has died after an early morning crash.
Police were informed of the incident at 5.15am this morning (Thursday) on Inverurie's Burghmuir Drive involving the man who was in his 60s.
Officers along with Scottish Fire & Rescue Service and Scottish Ambulance Service received a report in the early hours of a van that had left the road and collided with a tree.
Burghmuir Drive was closed from the B9001 roundabout to the Blackhall Road roundabout for several hours.
It has since re-opened and motorists are thanked for their patience.
Roads Policing Inspector Jon Barron said: "Our thoughts are obviously with everyone affected by this tragic incident at this very sad time.
"Enquiries are at an early stage and I would urge anyone with information to contact Police on 101."