Crash victim from Torphins area

Police Scotland
Police Scotland

Police have confirmed that a 32-year-old man from the Torphins area died in a road accident near Westhill earlier today.

A red Toyota Yaris and an articulated lorry were in collision around 8.30am on the B979 Westhill to Peterculter road, near Mason Lodge.

The man’s family have been informed. No further details will be released until formal identification has taken place.

Police said the lorry driver was uninjured, although shocked.

Road Policing Sergeant Rob Warnock said: “My thoughts, and that of my officers, are very much with the family and friends of the man who sadly died in this dreadful collision.

“Several people witnessed this incident and I am acutely aware that they, and others who assisted at the scene, have also been affected by the tragic circumstances.

“I would appeal to anyone who may have seen the crash or who may have seen either vehicle shortly beforehand and who hasn’t yet spoken with police to do so as a matter of urgency to help us piece together exactly what happened.”

Anyone with information who hasn’t yet come forward should contact Police Scotland on 101.