Two children aged four and six and a woman remain in hospital with serious injuries following a crash on one of the busiest roads through the Mearns.
The woman, 34, was travelling in the CR-V with the two children at the time of the collision.
All three were seriously injured. They were taken to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary for treatment, where they remain.
A 30-year-old man and a seven-year-old girl were also involved in the crash. They sustained minor injuries and were discharged from hospital last night.
The A92 was closed for around seven hours as police investigated the incident.
Firefighters had to cut casualties free from one of the vehicles with an air ambulance also called to the scene.
Police are now appealing for witnesses to the incident to come forward.
Constable Matthew Lawson from the force’s Road Policing Unit said: “Inquiries into the collision are ongoing and I would urge anyone who saw either vehicle prior to the collision, or who witnessed the collision, and has not already spoken to police to contact us.”
On Tuesday a Scottish Ambulance Service spokesman said: “We received a call at 12.53pm today to attend a road traffic collision on the A92 near Stonehaven.
“We dispatched five ambulances, our EMRS north team, one paramedic response unit, an air ambulance, our special operations team and two managers to the scene.
“We transported two adult patients to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary and three child patients to the Children’s Hospital in Aberdeen.”
On Wednesday morning, the A92 was closed once again in the Mearns following a two-vehicle crash near Gourdon.