Teen dies after two cars plunge into icy water after crashing on road

A 19-year-old man has died after two cars crashed on a treacherous road and plunged into a freezing river in a village in Scotland. The vehicles span off a treacherously icy road and hurtled into the River Dee in Aboyne earlier today.

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Emergency services and the Coastguard were called to the collision on the A93 at 8.05am this morning. 

The 19-year-old driver of the Audi was pronounced dead at the scene. The 19-year-old driver of the Volkswagen Golf was taken to Raigmore Hospital where staff describe his condition as stable.

Sergeant Eoin Maxwell from the Divisional Road Policing Unit said: “Our thoughts are with the family and friends of the man who died.

“Our investigation is at an early stage and we would appeal to anyone who witnessed the crash take place, who has not yet spoken to police, to contact us. We are also keen to obtain any dashcam from motorists driving on the road around the time of the crash.

“We would like to thank the members of the public who assisted at the scene of the crash this morning.”

He added: “Anyone with information should contact officers through 101 with reference 0568 of 19 December.”

A Scottish Ambulance Service spokesman told the Press and Journal newspaper: “We received a call today at 8.04am to attend a road traffic collision on the A93, west of Aboyne.

“We dispatched two ambulances, our trauma team and specialist operations team (SORT) to the scene, with air support from the coastguard.

“Two patients were transported to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary.”

Aberdeen Coastguard is supporting the air rescue team in the area.

Two fire engines, specialist resources and a boat team were also in attendance.


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