Nobody will be prosecuted in connection with a fatal crash which led to the death of an oil worker last year.
Ben Abrahams died after his red Toyota Yaris collided with an Iceland articulated lorry near Westhill last summer.
The 32-year-old, from Torphins, was alone at the time of the morning rush-hour crash on August 11.
Police, fire service and ambulance crews were sent to the scene of the smash, near Mason Lodge, on the B979 Westhill-Peterculter road.
Mr Abrahams was pronounced dead at the scene.
The driver of the lorry involved in the crash was left uninjured, but was suffering from shock.
An investigation was subsequently launched into the crash to determine whether anyone should be prosecuted.
But the Crown Office has now confirmed there will be no criminal charges pursued.
A spokesman said: “The Procurator Fiscal received a report in connection with the death of a 32 year-old man on the B979 in Aberdeenshire on August 11, 2016.
“The investigation into the death, under the direction of Scottish Fatalities Investigation Unit, has now concluded.
“After careful consideration of the facts and circumstances of the case, the procurator fiscal concluded that no further investigation is required.
“The nearest relatives have been advised of the results of our investigation.”
The Heriot-Watt University graduate had worked as a petroleum engineer for Schlumberger for a number of years.
He lived with his wife Kate and two young sons. A keen runner and cyclist, he won the Morven Hill Race as a member of the Cosmic Hillbashers team.
A number of charity races were organised in his memory during the winter which raised significant funds for the Bike Project.
In a statement released at the time, his family said: “He is loved and respected, and will be sadly missed by all his friends and family.”
Mrs Abrahams declined to comment at her home.