A driver is in a critical condition in hospital and another is seriously injured after a two-vehicle crash on a country road.
The crash happened on the A93 Aberdeen to Braemar road about half a mile west of Kincardine O’Neil, near Dess Home farm at about 4.50pm on Wednesday.
Police said the vehicles involved were a blue Suzuki Swift car and a white Renault Kangoo van.
The drivers of both vehicles were taken by ambulance to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary with serious injuries.
The 52-year-old driver of the Suzuki remains in a critical condition.
Police are appealing for information about the crash in Aberdeenshire.
Sergeant Peter Henderson of the Road Policing Department said: “Our thoughts at this time are with those involved and their families.
“An investigation into the collision is under way and we have already spoken to a number of witnesses.
“In order to help establish the cause of the collision I would urge anyone who saw either vehicle prior to the collision or the collision itself and who has not already come forward to get in touch.
“Likewise if any motorists believe they may have dashcam footage which could assist our inquiries I appeal to them to come forward.”
Anyone with information can contact police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800555111 in confidence, quoting incident number PS-20181105-2500.