A 24-year-old who died after crashing into a tree has been described as a “treasure who can never be replaced” by his heartbroken family.
Robert McGhee, known as Bert, died after his black Audi S3 left the B993 Torphins to Kincardine O’Neil road, near Ardmore Wood, at about 9pm on Monday, November 29.
The car crashed into a tree, and Mr McGhee, from the Ballater area, died at the scene.
Police are now appealing for information, and are keen to track down the driver of a green 4×4 that stopped to help.
In a tribute released through police, his family said: “It’s with great sadness that at only 24, Robert (Bert) was taken from us.
“A loving son, fiance, grandson and nephew, his big blue eyes and long lashes melted everyone.
“He was the most helpful, hardworking, caring, polite young man with the biggest of hearts you could ever meet. The world has lost a treasure that can never be replaced. You will be in our hearts for ever more.”
Appeal for information
Sergeant Chris Smith said: “Our thoughts are with the family and friends of Robert at this time.
“Inquiries are ongoing to establish the full circumstances of the collision and I would urge anyone who witnessed the collision or saw the vehicle prior to the incident that has not already spoken to the police to come forward.
“In particular, we are keen to trace the driver of a green coloured 4×4 described as a jeep who is believed to have stopped at the scene and their information may be of assistance to our investigation.”
Details can be passed to the police on 101 quoting reference 3433 of 29 November, 2021.