The Courier

Elderly man dies in crash on A90 near Marykirk

An elderly man has died following a crash in the Mearns last night.

A car and a van collided on the A90 near Laurencekirk, at the junction with Marykirk.

The Evening Express reports emergency services were called to the scene at 9.30pm and the road was closed for around nine hours investigations took place.

Police said two people were involved in the crash – the drivers of both vehicles.

A 78-year-old man who was driving a Dacia Duster was pronounced dead at the scene and a 19-year-old man who was driving a Ford Connect van was uninjured.

Road Policing Sergeant Colin Matheson said: “Our thoughts at this sad time are with the family and friends of the man who died.

“In order to help piece together what happened, I would urge anyone who may have seen either vehicle prior to the collision, or who saw the incident itself and who hasn’t yet come forward, to contact us by calling 101 as soon as possible.”