A man has been accused of causing the death of three people in a crash on the A90 in Aberdeenshire on Tuesday.
The two men and a woman who died are understood to have been foreign nationals. They were in a Renault Megane with a woman who was injured.
Marin Rachev, the driver of the car they were in, has been charged with causing death by dangerous driving.
Mr Rachev, 34, of no fixed abode, appeared in private at Aberdeen Sheriff Court. He made no plea.
He was remanded in custody pending a further hearing next week.
The crash also involved a Citylink coach and a Ford B Max.
The two occupants of the silver Ford B Max were a man and a woman who were taken to Aberdeen Royal infirmary with injuries described as "non-life threatening".
The male driver of the bus suffered minor injuries. None of the passengers were hurt.