Motorist dies after blaze crash

A motorist died after his silver Volvo hit a wall and burst into flames on the South Deeside Road.

The incident happened at around 6am on Sunday (May 6) at the junction of the B979 Culter-Maryculter road and the B9077 South Deeside Road at Maryculter bridge.

Tributes have been laid at the spot where the driver - thought to be a North-east dad - perished.

As the Piper went to press, a spokeswoman for Grampian Police said the driver had yet to be named, although his family had been notified.

Crews from Grampian Fire & Rescue used an extension ladder to help them train hoses on the burning vehicle to put out the flames. An ambulance attended but the driver, who was alone in the car, died at the scene.

The South Deeside Road was closed in both directions for more than seven hours as collision investigators examined the crash scene. It eventually reopened to vehicles at around 1.30pm.

The commuter road has been the scene of several accidents in the past few months.