Grampian Police appeal for witnesses to fatal crash

Police are revisiting the scene of a fatal road collision today (Friday 15 March) in an effort to trace witnesses.

A week on from the fatal road traffic collision which occurred on the A90, south of Fordoun, near Laurencekirk, police are returning to the scene to gather more information.

Officers will concentrate on the local unclassified roads leading to Johnshaven and Auchenblae, where they hope their presence will jog some memories and assist them in establishing exactly what happened.

Inspector Kevin Wallace, who is leading the investigation stated: “We know the collision took place about 4.11pm on Friday 8 March, at Powburn, which is between Laurencekirk and Fordoun, near a fixed speed camera which monitors traffic travelling north. The unclassified junctions to the east and west are signposted for ‘Johnshaven’ and ‘Auchenblae’.

“On our arrival at the scene last week, we found a black SAAB 93 estate car had crossed from the southbound carriageway into the northbound carriageway, where it collided with a northbound silver Vauxhall Astra. Two passengers in the Astra died as a result, with the two drivers sustaining serious injuries.

“Our enquiries have established that a dark coloured VW Golf motor car was also using the junction at the time.”

“We have also identified a number of other motorists who were in the area and believe we still need to speak to some of these.”

“I would ask anyone who can recall the incident or thinks they may have been on this section of road about 4.11 pm on Friday 8th March to contact us.

“Something you think is insignificant may prove valuable to our enquiry, so please do call us.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Grampian Police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111