A young Mearns mum has been named as the victim of a weekend road tragedy which led to her 13-month-old daughter being airlifted to hospital.
Hannah Davies died at the scene of Saturday morning’s accident, on the A92 between Inverbervie and Kinneff.
Her black Nissan Note was the only vehicle involved in the incident, and came to rest on its roof in a roadside field.
Her 13-month-old daughter was also in the car at the time and was airlifted to Royal Aberdeen Children’s Hospital, where she was treated for minor injuries.
Police said the tot had been reunited with her family and was “safe and well” following.
In a statement released through Police Scotland on Sunday afternoon, Hannah’s family paid tribute to those who had stopped at the crash scene, near Largie Farm.
They said: “We would like to thank the folk who stopped to try and help our daughter as well as the emergency services and the hospital.”
Emergency services rushed to the scene of the crash just before 11am, with Scottish Fire and Rescue Service crews from Stonehaven and Laurencekirk in attendance.
The hatchback came to rest down an embankment beside the northbound carriageway.
The coastal route remained closed for several hours while a full investigation into the possible circumstances of the tragic crash was carried out.
Sergeant Malcolm Kinross of Police Scotland’s north east division road policing unit said: “First of all, I would say that all our thoughts are with the friends and family of Hannah at this utterly devastating time.
“I would like to thank everyone who assisted at the scene.
“Our investigation is still at an early stage and I am appealing for anyone who was aware of a black Nissan Note at around 10.50am on Saturday on the A92 Inverbervie to Kinneff road, to contact the Police on 101.”