A man has died after being hit by a car on the A96.
The crash happened at around 2.30am on the A96 between Keith and Huntly and involved a 48-year-old pedestrian and a Mini Cooper.
The pedestrian was pronounced dead at the scene and the driver was uninjured, police said.
Sergeant Alexander Bowser-Riley, from the North East Road Policing Unit, said: “Our thoughts at this time are with the family and friends of the man killed.
“The investigation into the circumstances of the collision is ongoing. I ask that anyone who saw a man walking or who saw a black Mini Cooper driving on the A96 around the time of the collision to please contact police.”
Anyone with information can contact officers on 101.
Motorists were advised to avoid the section of the A96 following the serious incident and the road was shut in both directions between Huntly and Keith for several hours.