Emergency services were in attendance at a “serious” crash on a north-east road.
A police statement said: “Emergency services were made aware of an incident near King Edward at around 8.30pm involving a blue BMW 320 car.
“No other vehicles were involved.
Despite the best efforts of Police officers, paramedics and fire fighters, he sadly died at the scene.”
Police confirm that a 53-year-old man died at the scene on the A947 last night.
The blue BMW left the road and hit a tree near the King Edward Church on the A947 Aberdeen to Banff road.
The road has now reopened.
The call was made at 8.30pm following a one vehicle collision near the King Edward Church on the A947 Aberdeen to Banff road.
The road is now closed in both directions.
A police spokesman said: “The A947 is closed in both directions at the King Edward Church.
“There was one vehicle involved and the injuries appear to be serious.”
More to follow.