Police Scotland can confirm that a 46 year old man has died following a two vehicle collision this morning.
The crash occurred at around 3.25am on the A947 Fyvie to Oldmeldrum road just south of St. Katherines.
The incident involved a black Peugeot and a white HGV.
The 31 year old male driver of the HGV suffered minor injuries and was taken to Inverurie hospital for treatment.
The road remains closed to allow for crash investigation.
Police Scotland are appealing for anyone who witnessed the collision to call on 101.