A man has died in Aberdeenshire after his Audi A3 left the road and smashed into a tree.
The crash happened on the B993 Torphins to Kincardine O’Neil road at around 9.05pm on Monday.
The driver was pronounced dead at the scene.
The man is still to be formally identified, however his family has been informed.
Enquiries into the cause of the crash, which happened near to Ardmore Wood, are ongoing and investigating officers are appealing for anyone with information to get in touch.
Sergeant Christopher Smith said: “Our thoughts are with the family and friends of the deceased at this time.
“We are conducting extensive enquiries into the circumstances of this incident and I am appealing for anyone who witnessed the crash, the car prior to the collision or who has dashcam footage which may assist to get in touch.”
If you have any information, call 101.