No further action will be taken over the death of a man on the A90 this year.
Mearns businessman Barry McRae died on the dual carriageway near Stracathro after a collision with a car in the early hours of Friday August 21.
A newspaper delivery lorry had swerved to avoid the 34-year-old, only for him to be hit by the car travelling behind at around 2.30am.
The circumstances surrounding the father-of-two’s death were investigated by police, who passed details of the investigation to the procurator fiscal.
The service confirmed Mr McRae’s family have been notified that no further action will be taken over his death.
A Crown Office spokesman said: “The procurator fiscal has received a report in connection with the death of a 34-year-old male near Stracathro in Angus on 21 August 2015.
“After careful consideration of the facts and circumstances of the case, the procurator fiscal concluded that no further action is required. The family have been informed of this decision.”
Mr McRae ran building firm B McRae Contractors from his home in the countryside between Catterline and Glenbervie.
Mr McRae’s death brought a number of tributes on social media, as the community around the small village of Catterline were told the news.
One friend told his wife Amanda: “There’s nothing that can take away all the pain you and the girls will have in your hearts, but please know that you are in our thoughts.”
The A90 was closed for more than 12 hours after the accident as crash investigators worked to determine what happened.
Police also shut the road between the B966 turn-off for Edzell at Keithock and the B974 Luthermuir road.
Police set up a blue forensics tent across the central reservation close to the lorry, while an Audi with a damaged windscreen was parked further along the carriageway.