One dead, two injured in crash near Friockheim

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ONE man has died and two have been seriously injured in an accident close to Friockheim this afternoon (Wednesday).

The accident occurred at around 3pm on the A933 Brechin to Arbroath Road, near to its junction with the A934 near Friockheim.

A Vauxhall Corsa and a Suzuki motor cycle were involved in the collision resulting in three men aged, 34, 33 and 73 being injured.

Two of the casualties were transferred from the scene by air ambulance to Ninewells Hospital in a serious condition but sadly the 34-year-old rider of the motor cycle died from his injuries.

Police crash investigators remain at the scene and enquiries are continuing.

As with all deaths a report will be submitted to the Procurator Fiscal.

Local diversions are currently in place and it is hoped that the road will be opened later this evening.

Anyone who witnessed the collision is asked to contact Tayside Police on 0300 111 2222 or speak to any police officer.