A 56-year-old motorcyclist died after a crash with a car on an Angus road on Sunday afternoon.
The collision between the Triumph Thunderbird bike and Hyundai Tucson occurred at around 4.15pm on the B9113 Forfar to Montrose road.
The accident led to the involvement of three ambulances, the Helimed air ambulance, the Tayside trauma team as well as Police Scotland and Scottish Fire and Rescue.
The male motorcycle rider, who has not been identified by police, was pronounced dead at the scene.
The man and woman who had been travelling in the car were taken to Ninewells Hospital in Dundee by ambulance. It is understood that their injuries are not life threatening.
The road was closed for several hours after the accident, which caused debris from both vehicles to cover the road.
The incident on the rural road occurred between the Lunanhead junction the Pitkennedy crossroads and motorists were advised by police not to use the road while crash scene investigators tried to establish the circumstances of the collision.
It appeared that the car was travelling in the direction towards Forfar with the motorcycle heading in the opposite direction.
A police spokesman said: “We can confirm that a 56-year-old man was killed in the accident.
“The two people who were in the car were also taken to hospital.
“Our investigation is on-going.
“We are keen for anybody who witnessed anything who has not already spoken to police to come forward, or if anyone saw the vehicles involved beforehand.”
Scottish Fire and Rescue service also attended the accident and assisted in making the scene safe.
A Scottish Ambulance Service spokesperson said: “We received a call at 16.16 hours today to attend a road traffic collision on the B9113 between Forfar and Montrose.
“We dispatched three ambulances, our Helimed air ambulance and the Tayside trauma team.
“The first unit arrived on scene at 16.21 hours. Three patients were taken to Ninewells Hospital by road.”