A 52-year-old is in a critical condition following a crash on the A93 Aberdeen to Braemar road last night.
The incident, which took place approximately half a mile west of Kincardine O’Neil, near Dess Home farm at about 4.50pm, involved a blue Suzuki Swift and white Renault Kangoo van.
The drivers of both vehicles were taken to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary with serious injuries, where the driver of the Suzuki remains in a critical condition.
Sergeant Peter Henderson of the Road Policing Department said: “Our thoughts at this time are with those involved and their families.
“An investigation into the collision is underway and we have already spoken to a number of witnesses.
“In order to help establish the cause of the collision I would urge anyone who saw either vehicle prior to the collision or the collision itself and who has not already come forward to get in touch.
“Likewise if any motorists believe they may have dashcam footage which could assist our inquiries I appeal to them to come forward.
Anyone with information can contact Police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800555111 in confidence, quoting incident number PS-20181105-2500.”