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Man dies after van hits tree in Inverurie

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A man has died after a van hit a tree in an Aberdeenshire town.

The crash happened on Burghmuir Drive, Inverurie, at about 05:15.

The man, in his 60s, had to be freed before being taken to hospital, but later died.

Insp Jon Barron, of Police Scotland, appealed for witnesses, and said: "Our thoughts are obviously with everyone affected by this tragic incident at this very sad time. Inquiries are at an early stage."

Meanwhile, firefighters were also called out to free another man from an overturned car near Mill of Barras, south of Stonehaven.

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