Man dies in road traffic accident

A 50-YEAR-old man has died after a road traffic accident on the A933 Arbroath to Brechin Road just north of Friockheim.

The incident happened around 12.35 p.m. this afternoon (Monday) near Heugh-Head Farm.

The driver of the vehicle involved, who sustained fatal injuries is believed to be in his mid 50s and not local to the Tayside area.

There were no other people in the vehicle at the time and appliances from Tayside Fire and Rescue also attended the scene with the Scottish Ambulance Service.

Enquiries are ongoing to trace and notify next of kin.

The road is closed and diversions are in place.

Anybody who may have witnessed the incident are being asked to contact Tayside Police on 0300 111 2222 or speak to any officer.