A woman has died and three other people have been injured after a crash involving two cars in Aberdeenshire.
The accident happened on the A952, near to the village of Mintlaw, at about 21:50 on Thursday.
Police said a 67-year-old woman from Peterhead, who was a passenger in a black Skoda Fabia, died after it collided with a red Fiat 500.
A 41-year-old woman and a 17-year-old girl are being treated for serious injuries at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary.
A 65-year-old man, who was driving the Skoda, was also treated for minor injuries.
The crash resulted in the road being closed for more than six hours for accident investigations to take place.
It has since re-opened.
Sgt Rob Warnock said: "My thoughts, and that of my officers, are very much with the family and friends of the 67-year-old woman who sadly died in this tragic collision.
"I would appeal to anyone who may have seen the crash or who may have seen either vehicle shortly beforehand and who hasn't yet spoken with police to do so as a matter of urgency to help us piece together exactly what happened."