A “lovely” Moray youth worker has been named as the woman killed in a road crash on Friday.
Angela Spalding, known to her friends as Angie, died following the two-car smash on the A96 near Keith just minutes from her home.
The 44-year-old from Newmill, who worked in Moray schools as a life coach for charity Quarriers, was rushed to hospital by paramedics but could not be saved.
A teenager travelling with the Newmill mum was not hurt.
Mrs Spalding’s red Audi TT was involved in a collision with a black Vauxhall Astra.
The 35-year-old woman driving the other car was taken to Dr Gray’s Hospital as a precaution.
Last night people who had been touched by the work of the mum-of-two posted emotional social media tributes.
And one Elgin High School pupil told the Press and Journal the caring mentor was instrumental in guiding students at the school.
She said: “She was just a lovely person to speak to. She worked with a number of pupils that were quite rowdy and really helped them.
“She would come round our guidance classes regularly. You could tell she really cared about her job.”
Mrs Spalding’s work with Quarriers saw her encourage pupils to reach their potential by boosting their confidence and setting objectives.
A spokesman for the charity said their thoughts were with the her family following the tragedy.
He said: “Everyone at Quarriers is deeply saddened by this tragic news and all our thoughts are with the family and close friends of Angie.”
Some neighbours in the quiet Newmill street where Mrs Spalding lived were clearly upset about the loss.
One said: “She was just a lovely person. She’s going to be a big miss to a lot of people.”
Another added: “She always had time to stop for a chat – just a friendly person. It’s such a shame.”
The crash happened at about 4.15pm on Friday afternoon near Lower Drakemyers farm about two miles west of Keith. Both vehicles were travelling towards Fochabers when the collision happened.
The A96 was shut between Fochabers and the B9016 Buckie road turnoff for 18 hours as police officers examined the scene.
Sergeant David Pirie from the police’s road policing unit said: “Our thoughts at this difficult time are with the family and friends of those who have lost their loved one in the collision.
“The road was closed to allow for an investigation to take place and I would like to thank the public for their patience while we conducted the necessary enquiries.
“Our investigation is on-going and I am appealing for anyone who saw the collision or saw either vehicle prior to the collision to contact us.”
Anyone with information should contact the police by phoning 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.