A man has died after being hit by a car in Aberdeenshire in the early hours of the morning (August 31).
The A947 near Newmachar closed following the collision. Emergency services attended the scene but could not save the 28-year-old.
Police had rushed to Old Meldrum Road at around 1am after hearing reports of a crash, with the road shut for several hours while they were in attendance.
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The A947 Aberdeen to Banff road has since reopened following the incident, as police confirmed the pedestrian had tragically died following the crash.
A Police Scotland spokesperson said: “We received a report of a crash involving a car and a pedestrian on Old Meldrum Road, Newmachar, around 1am on Thursday, 31 August, 2023.
“Emergency services attended and the 28-year-old male pedestrian was pronounced dead at the scene.
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“Enquiries are ongoing and a report will be sent to the Procurator Fiscal in due course.
“Anyone with any information is asked to contact 101 quoting incident 0148 of 31 August, 2023.
“The A947 was re-opened around 3pm on Thursday, 31 August, 2023.”