Two people have died after their car crashed on the A937 near Marykirk Bridge.
Police said a 31-year-old man and a 26-year-old woman were killed when the vehicle went through the parapet of a bridge and fell down a steep slope.
A second man was taken to hospital with serous injuries after the crash in the early hours of Sunday.
The Montrose to Laurencekirk road was closed for several hours while investigations were carried out.
It reopened at about 17:00.
The crash scene was in Angus, just beyond the Aberdeenshire border.