Biker dies after crash with car south of Cuminestown
A 46-year-old man has died after his motorbike was involved in a crash with a car in Aberdeenshire.
The collision happened on the unclassified Cuminestown to Fyvie road near South Teuchar. The man was local to the area.
Police, ambulance and fire crews were sent to the scene after the alarm was raised just after 09:10. The 50-year-old female driver of the car suffered minor injuries.
The road was closed for six hours.
Sgt Colin Matheson, of Police Scotland, said: "First and foremost our thoughts are obviously very much with the family and friends of the man who sadly died in this dreadful collision that took place on a quiet rural road.
"I would like to appeal to anyone who may have seen the incident and has not yet spoken to police to please come forward with any information.
"Likewise anyone who may have seen either vehicle in the moments leading up to the collision should also get in touch with police on 101 as we try to piece together exactly what happened."
The vehicles involves were a red Suzuki GSX bike and blue SsangYong Tivoli car.